Thursday, October 25, 2012

Australian Combat Engineer Corporal Scott Smith killed by IED

Australian Army Combat Engineer, Corporal Scott Smith, was killed in Afghanistan by a bomb blast during a compound clearance operation on Sunday 21st October 2012. 

24-year-old Corporal Smith, from the Barossa Valley, was a member of the Special Operations Task Group and was from the Special Operations Engineer Regiment based in Sydney. 

He joined the Army in February 2006 and on completion of his training, was posted to the 1st Combat Engineer Regiment, Darwin. In 2008, he was posted to the then Incident Response Regiment as a search operator. 

This was his second tour in Afghanistan. He also deployed to the Solomon Islands in 2006. Last year, Corporal Smith was on the protection team for US President Barack Obama's visit to Darwin.

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