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Department of Defence
PERSONAL STATEMENT RELEASED ON BEHALF OF THE FAMILY OF TROOPER DAVID PEARCE
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.”
Defence Media Liaison (02) 6265 3343 or 0408 498 664
by Ministerial and Executive Coordination and Communication,
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