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  • Five Diggers killed in Afghanistan

    http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politi...830-251og.html

    Five Australian soldiers have been killed in two separate incidents in Afghanistan in the past 24 hours, marking one of Australia's darkest days since the Vietnam War.

    In a press conference in Canberra this afternoon, acting Chief of the Defence Force Air Marshal Mark Binskin said two Australian soldiers had been killed in a US Black Hawk crash in Afghanistan this morning (Australian time).

    Earlier today, the government confirmed three Australian soldiers were killed and two injured in an attack in Afghanistan by someone wearing an Afghan army uniform.

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politi...#ixzz250wVCoTx
    boys.
    You, the mothers, who sent their sons from faraway countries wipe away your tears; your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace, after having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well.

    -- Ataturk

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    Rest in peace to these brave men. The second incident may be yet another example of an Afghan army or police men turning on western troops. How hard it must be for our troops to operate not knowing if they can trust the afghans they are working with, fearful that they could turn on them and kill them.
    War is less costly than servitude

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    • #3
      Green on Blue

      Green on Blue

      Other Green on Blue ………….. 3 Australian soldiers killed and two wounded

      2 In a Helo (Black Hawk) crash……… ( shot down????)



      “Attack with aggression, but always have a plan of retreat”

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      • #4
        http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19418267 Another source here

        R.I.P Aussies. These type of attacks are becoming much more common, they need to be sorted out asap.

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        • #5
          RIP


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          • #6
            Thank you for your sacrifices.
            "If you are right, then you are right even if everyone says you are wrong. If you are wrong then you are wrong even if everyone says you are right." William Penn.

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            • #7
              The two soldiers killed in the Black Hawk crash have been named as L/Cpl Mervyn McDonald and Private Nathanael Galagher from 2nd Commando Regiment.

              http://www.armchairgeneral.com/forum...d.php?t=126738
              You, the mothers, who sent their sons from faraway countries wipe away your tears; your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace, after having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well.

              -- Ataturk

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              • #8
                RIP Diggers!

                Again, we need to get the hell out now, not tomorrow. We've accomplished all we can in that hellhole. Let them kill each other off.
                ALL LIVES SPLATTER!

                BLACK JEEPS MATTER!

                BLACK MOTORCYCLES MATTER!

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                • #9


                  RIP. Thank you for your service. Thank you for being our allies.

                  Flag: USA / Location: West Coast

                  Prayers.

                  BoRG

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                  • #10
                    I salute their service.

                    May they Rest In Peace.

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                    • #11
                      Latest Update

                      The three soldiers killed by a rogue ANA soldier have been named as L/Cpl Stjepan Milosevic, Sapper James Martin and Private Robert Poate.

                      http://www.smh.com.au/national/falle...#ixzz25DGEjvmn
                      You, the mothers, who sent their sons from faraway countries wipe away your tears; your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace, after having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well.

                      -- Ataturk

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                      • #12
                        I cant help but wonder if the two killed in the Black Hawk died because they weren't wearing seat belts.

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                        • #13
                          As I understand the physics, much of the crash protection comes from the way the landing gear, seat supports, etc. crumple thus absorbing impact energy and reducing the g-forces on the occupants. The seat belts only come into play by keeping the body inside the airframe vs. being dashed directly into the ground.

                          We've got a couple of pilots on the forums who may be able to add more detail.
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