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09/10/2007 MECC 359/07
 
 
 
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PERSONAL STATEMENT RELEASED ON BEHALF OF THE FAMILY OF TROOPER DAVID PEARCE

 

 

Media Note:

 

The Department of Defence is releasing this statement on behalf of the family of Trooper David Pearce, the Australian soldier who was killed in Afghanistan on Monday, 8 October 2007.

 

The family has requested their privacy be respected and they will not be conducting any media interviews. 

 

“David Pearce spent 18 wonderful years with his wife and had two beautiful daughters aged 11 and 6 years, who were the love and centre of his life.

 

“David joined the Army relatively late in life. 

 

“After three years with the Army Reserve, including a tour of Solomon Islands, he joined the Regular Army at the age of 39. 

 

“With his life experience, outgoing personality and ability to relate to people of all ages, he was a popular and respected member of his unit.

 

“He was a patriotic Australian and loved his work with the Army, particularly the comradeship he developed with his mates.

 

“David’s family ask that their privacy be respected and have no further comment at this stage.”

 

 

 

Media contact:

Defence Media Liaison (02) 6265 3343 or 0408 498 664

 

 

 
 

Issued by Ministerial and Executive Coordination and Communication,
Department of Defence,
Canberra, ACT
Phone: 02 6127 1999 Fax: 02 6265 6946
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