Sappers Darren Smith and Jacob Moerland along with the Explosives Detection sniffer dog Herbie died in Afghanistan on Monday from an Improvised Explosive Device -IED
It has been said that while Herbie had detected the IED the soldiers had no way of knowing that it would be detonated by remote control by Taliban Insurgents when they become in close proximity to it.
They were part of the 2nd Combat Engineers Regiment based at Enoggera in Brisbane
(The same base my son is posted to) As the Mother of a son who is currently deployed this has hit home hard(very hard)
To the families of Darren Smith & Jacob Moerland my deepest sympathies are with you as you walk along this terrible road. To Darren Smith's son Mason, may you grow up always knowing your Daddy was a hero who served his country proudly.
While we as Australians mourn for the lose of our own, let us honour the fact they died in service to our county.
May you rest in peace brave soldiers you have served you country well.
To all our other deployed soldiers including my darling soldier boy son. We honour love & respect you. Keep safe until you reach our shores and your families loving arms.