When I heard on the radio that another Australian soldier had been killed in Afghanistan, I had no idea how close to home this story was….the radio reception at home is 3rd world quality so I often miss out on details, in this case the name of the soldier.
Jamie Larcombe was a Kangaroo Island lad and even though I did not know him personally it is indeed a sad loss and so close to home that it feels surreal.

When I saw some posts on Facebook I thought it was just general condolences being sent out in sympathy of the young soldier to his family. When I finally realised who it was, I was shocked.

My deepest condolences go out to the Larcombe family for their loss.

The story is here……

To me, this is another demonstration of how events from faraway places can effect us so much totally out of the blue.

~~~ SimplyBea – Kangaroo Island ~~~