Monday, June 6, 2011

Australian Sapper Rowan Robinson

Sapper Rowan Robinson, a combat engineer with the Australian Army was killed in action overnight during an operation in Helmand province, Afghanistan, involving the destruction of a weapons cache including guns, RPGs and explosives.

The extensive arms cache had been discovered earlier by the joint Australian-Afghan patrol. During the operation, the unit came under heavy fire from insurgent forces which resulted in the 23-year-old soldier being shot and killed.

Sapper Robinson, on his second deployment to Afghanistan, was evacuated to a field hospital but died of his wounds.

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