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Corporal Grant carried home

NZSAS trooper Corporal Doug Grant ramp ceremony. Photo taken by ADF.

Photo Caption: Ramp ceremony for SAS trooper Corporal Doug Grant.

23 August 2011

Australian Defence Force along with NZ Defence Force colleagues provide a ramp ceremony for NZSAS trooper Corporal Doug Grant, killed in Afghanistan last Friday.

He was transported from Afghanistan by Australian Hercules. From this location CPL Grant will be flown back to New Zealand.

The New Zealand Defence Force is grateful for the assistance of the ADF in helping with the repatriation of our fallen comrade.

CPL Grant died when he was hit by a bullet fired by an insurgent during an attack in Kabul.

The NZ Defence Force will advise details of the funeral for CPL Grant later this week.

ENDS

For further information please contact Chris Wright, Defence Communications Group, 021 487 980

 

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