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Friday 12 May 2017

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Grovey soldier in training incident

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Death rocks family

(Rebecca Hosking)

Friends, family and strangers have paid tribute to Geelong soldier Jason Challis who was killed in an army training exercise in Darwin on Wednesday. Mr Challis’s family released a statement yesterday afternoon describing him as a cheeky and loving son. “Our beautiful boy has gone,” it read. “His personality pleased and brought so many people together. Everyone he met loved him and fell in love with him.” “Jason was the best son, step-son, brother and mate you could ever ask for. Rest in peace, our darling Jason, we love you forever.” People from around Australia joined the fallen soldier’s family and friends in paying tribute to him. “My thoughts go out to all who knew him and served

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with him. Lest we forget,” one post read. Jason Challis died at Royal Darwin Hospital after being wounded at the Mount Bundey Training Area, 100km south east of Darwin, about 12.45pm local time on Wednesday. Continued page 9

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