Troops return without 5 comrades
Thu, 11 Oct 2012 6:09p.m.
A plane full of New Zealand soldiers from Afghanistan has just landed in Christchurch.
They're the last but one unit deployed to the region and it's a bittersweet return for the 90 service men and women.
They lost five of their comrades who were killed in action in two separate incidents in August.
Lance Corporal Pralli Durrer and Lance Corporal Rory Malone died in Afghanistan on August 4 and Corporal Luke Tamatea, Private Richard Harris and Lance Corporal Jacinda Baker died on August 19.
Dozens of family and friends have gathered to welcome their loved ones home.
Watch the video for the full report from Annabelle Tukia.
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11/10/2012 11:29:59 p.m.
Mary Hampton wrote:
Celebrating the return and mourning the loss of your loved ones. Praying for healing for all, and peace within. From a USMC mom.
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