Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Comrades Say Goodbye; DEDICATED: Top Brass Pays Moving Tribute to Slain Soldier

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Comrades Say Goodbye; DEDICATED: Top Brass Pays Moving Tribute to Slain Soldier

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Byline: MAIRI MANLEY mairi.manley@mydailynews.com.au

THE Australian Army combat engineer and former Kingscliff High School student who was killed in Afghanistan on Monday has been farewelled by his comrades in a moving memorial service and ramp ceremony at the Multi National Base, Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan.

Sapper Rowan Robinson was killed during a partnered Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) and Afghan National Police (ANP) mission.

In his eulogy, the Commanding Officer of the SOTG, who must remain anonymous for security reasons, described Sapper Robinson as a young, dedicated soldier.

aRowan was highly motivated and had every desire to continue to serve his country for many years,a he said. aEverything he turned his hand to produced outstanding results. Without fail he jumped at the challenge of leading our operators to their objective, risking his life so that others may live. His actions on the day he was killed led to the removal of several insurgents and the largest cache of weapons, ammunition, drugs and bomb components found this year. …

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