Benjamin Adam CHUCK

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CHUCK, Benjamin Adam

Service Number: 8491591
Enlisted: 11 May 2004
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd Commando Regiment
Born: Atherton, Queensland, 1983
Home Town: Yungaburra, Tablelands, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Soldier
Died: Helicopter crash, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, 21 June 2010
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian Commando Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, North Queensland Garden of Remembrance (Townsville), Two Wells Afghanistan War Memorial, Yungaburra Afghanistan Avenue of Honour
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Afghanistan Service

11 May 2004: Enlisted Australian Army (Post WW2), Private, SN 8491591
21 Jun 2010: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Private, SN 8491591, 2nd Commando Regiment

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"Twenty-seven-year-old Private Chuck was from the Sydney-based 2nd Commando Regiment.

Private Chuck leaves behind his parents, one brother, one sister, and his partner who are currently receiving support from Defence.

Private Chuck was born in Atherton, Queensland in 1983. He joined the Army on 11 May, 2004 as part of the Special Forces Direct Recruiting Scheme. On completion of his Commando Selection and Training Course and Reinforcement Cycle he was posted to the then 4th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment (Commando) – now 2nd Commando Regiment. This was his third tour to Afghanistan and was serving with the SOTG. Private Chuck was an outstanding Commando who was highly trained and excelled at all he attempted. Private Chuck was the Patrol Medic within his sniper team. He was suited to this role as his affectionate and caring nature drove his passion for helping his mates..." - READ MORE LINK (www.defence.gov.au)

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