Monday, June 7, 2010

Australian killed by IED

The Australian Defence Force announces the death of Sapper Darren Smith during operations in Afghanistan.

Sapper Smith died as a result of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated on 7 June, 2010. 

Sapper Smith, 26, was from the Brisbane-based 2nd Combat Engineer Regiment.

His deployment as part of 1st Mentoring Task Force (MTF-1) was his first operational deployment. He deployed in March 2010. As part of his tour he has been awarded the Australian Active Service Medal with Clasp International Campaign against Terrorism (ICAT), NATO Service Medal, and the Afghanistan Campaign Medal. Sapper Smith has also been awarded the Australian Defence Medal. 

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