Trooper Jason Brown, 29 - Australia SASR


The ShanMan
Jun 29, 2008
CA, WI, and TX
AN Australian special forces soldier has died in Afghanistan, taking the number of Australian soldiers to have died in Afghanistan to 18.

Acting Defence Force chief Lieutenant General David Hurley named the soldier as Trooper Jason Brown, 29, a member of the Perth-based Special Air Service Regiment.

Lt Gen Hurley on Saturday said Trooper Brown was shot overnight while assisting in a "disruption operation" in northern Kandahar.

Several insurgents engaged the coalition troops using small arms, and Trooper Brown suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

He received immediate first aid and was evacuated by helicopter to Kandahar, but died.

Lt Gen Hurley expressed "deep regret" at the death, but said no other other Australian or Afghan troops were wounded.

He said the soldier's family had been notified.

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Ex 1RAR and 4RAR Commando, before passing selection for the Regiment in 2007.

Rest Ye, Oh Warrior,
You’ll Battle No More.
No Longer To Live
The Horrors Of War.
Your Duty Was Done
With Honour And Pride,
Farewell Oh Brother
Until We March By Your Side.