Sunday, August 21, 2011

NZ SAS Corporal Doug Grant

New Zealand SAS Corporal Doug Grant, age 41, was killed in action in Kabul on Friday 19th August 2011 during an operation at the British Council buildings.

Cpl. Grant, known as "Dougie", was evacuated by helicopter but died from gunshot wounds on the way to a military hospital at Bagram.

Cpl. Grant, from Linton, had spent 21 years in the New Zealand Defence Force, serving with an Infantry Regiment and with Engineers before joining the Special Air Service. He had actually left the SAS so that he could spend more time with his family but had volunteered to serve in Afghanistan.

He had served in East Timor twice, the former Yugoslavia and was on his second tour of duty in Afghanistan.

He leaves behind his wife Tina, their seven-year-old daughter and their five-year-old son.

1 comment:

  1. Doug was the greatest person I have ever had the fortune to be good friends with. What a loss, I only hope that the reason he was fighting pays off for those off us left


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