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Sad Homecoming

  • July 27th, 2009
  • Posted by EUEditor

ranaudo-reduced2.jpgThe body of Private Benjamin Ranaudo, 22, the eleventh Australia killed in the fighting in Afghanistan, was returned to Melbourne (26.7.09)  – greeted by family members and representatives of his unit, the Townsville-based 1st Battalion RAR. He was killed by a bomb set off as troops approached a compound.

A second soldier, Private Paul Warren, 30, from  Toowoomba, was seriously injured in the same incident, and three Afghan civilians including a child were killed.

Reference: ADF, “Private Benjamin  Ranaudo returns home”, MPSA 234/09. www.defence.gov.au, (17.7.09). Picture: Benjamin Ranaudo, ADF

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