Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Young Vet Looks Back on Service

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Young Vet Looks Back on Service

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Byline: Sophie Lester

WORKING with his mates every day was part of the reason Lance Corporal Tim Keogh loved being in the army.

But after two tours, the Warwick man has given it all up to be with his family.

Mr Keogh joined the ranks in 2007 at just 18 years old, and served for six months in East Timor the following year.

"Then I went to Afghanistan in 2010 for about eight months," he said.

"I was part of a mentoring taskforce teaching the Afghan Army or ANA in Urozgan Province.

"We would go out on patrol in our assigned areas and take the ANA guys with us and teach them how to take control.

"We were also providing protection for the engineers who were doing reconstruction work on buildings and bridges.

"There were a few times we were in a sticky situation because there was a big IED threat over there, but I was confident in the guys around me. …

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