Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Private Greg Sher A"H

After receiving permission from the family the Defence Department named the latest casualty in Afghanistan, Private Greg Sher. Greg was a member of the 1st Commando Regiment based in Sydney.

According to the Chevra Kadisha website the date and time of the funeral will be announced this Friday.

Personal statement released
on behalf of the family of Private Greg Sher
Greg’s entire family and his many friends are devastated by his untimely death.

Although the family of any person in the military is aware of the possible risks involved, it is not until the worst happens that you realise the real danger our armed forces personnel face.

Greg, for all who knew him, was a man of purpose and committed determination. He was an extremely positive person with a kind soul.

He was the sort of mate who would do anything for anyone, and his friends knew him for the great guy that he was. He was a loyal and loving family member who always put his family high on his list of priorities.

His decision to serve his country was a true indication of his character. He always wanted to help and be of assistance, and he had this opportunity on a previous deployment to East Timor.

Greg was much admired by his Army colleagues and was seen as a quiet achiever who always got the job done. His mates have described him as the best operator they have ever known.

We wish to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all those who have shown support at this very difficult time.

Most importantly, we ask to be left in peace in order to grieve in private.

Articles in the media:
The Australian
The Age
Sydney Morning Herald

Our thoughts go out to the family at this sad time.