Sad to announce, as CPL Hopkins body was farewelled & flown home, by his friends & fellow soldiers.
A second Aussie Soldier has died in Afghanistan this week, bringing the total to 10.
The soldier was killed after trying to defuse an IED.
[Will post another announcement when full details come.]
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