The following is a statement  from the family of Private Mila:

18 February 2011
Private Kirifi Mila or Lifi/Klyff as the family know him, was a much loved son, brother and friend of many. We, his immediate and extended family, will deeply miss him very much. 

Lifi was a kind, loving and giving person.  He always supported us whatever way possible.  He was never a complicated person.  He took everything as it came and solutions to things often came naturally to him, as he was the Einstein of the family. 

Lifi took pride in his work and was very enthusiastic in learning new things.  He was a great example to all of his family and friends.  We will all treasure the wonderful memories he has instilled in us.
On behalf of our family we would like to extend our greatest thanks and appreciation to the New Zealand Defence Force for all their support throughout Lifi's journey in the Army. 

A saying comes to mind as we as a family grieve for our loss,  "many are called but few are chosen".
Lifi you always gave all that you had to perfecting every mission right to the very end and this takes courage, determination, discipline and desire.

We know you are now at ease, ' til we meet again, forever your loving family.


Please note:  The family will not be commenting further. The NZ Defence Force request that their privacy be respected.

This page was last reviewed on 20 February 2011.