January 11, 2009

WHEREAS THEY HAVE TO BE LUCKY EVERY DAY:

Troops avenge comrade (Stephen Lunn and Nicola Berkovic, January 12, 2009, The Australian)

AUSTRALIAN special forces in Afghanistan have avenged the death of commando Gregory Sher by killing the Taliban leader who orchestrated the fatal rocket attack of a week ago.

As Private Sher was buried in Melbourne yesterday at a service attended by Kevin Rudd and Malcolm Turnbull, Defence chief Angus Houston was in Afghanistan to console and congratulate the troops that moved against Taliban insurgents last week.

"It is quite clear you made them pay for the death of a comrade," Air Chief Marshal Houston told the special forces soldiers at their Tarin Kowt base in southern Afghanistan.

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Posted by Orrin Judd at January 11, 2009 9:26 AM
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