Trooper Jason Brown has become the 18th Australian soldier to lose his life during operations in Afghanistan.
Twenty-nine year-old Trooper Brown from the Perth-based Special Air Service Regiment died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds sustained during an engagement with Taliban insurgents early on Saturday August 14, Australian-time.
|Trooper Jason Brown, SAS|
Members of his patrol provided immediate first aid and he was evacuated by helicopter to the major coalition medical facility in Kandahar.
Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of his mates and the coalition medical staff, Trooper Brown died from his wounds.
No other Australian or Afghan soldiers were wounded in the engagement.