ANZAC Day - so much more than a public holiday

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Fiona Purcell
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My Mummy Daze

My uncle was killed serving in Afghanistan after less than 2 weeks in the country. He was the first Australia soldier to be killed in action since the Vietnam War and his death came right at the beginning of a national election. His tragic death propelled our family into the public eye where our deep grief was plastered across TV screens and newspapers. We didn't want media attention, we just wanted the one man no one could ever give us back.