Ex SAS Soldier killed fighting fire

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  1. Clint_NZ

    Clint_NZ Member

    Ex NZ SAS Soldier David ASKIN who was wounded in Afghanistan was killed while flying a helicopter fighting a large fire near Christchurch.

    Helicopter pilot who died fighting Christchurch fires ex-SAS member David Steven Askin

    Askin was a former member of the SAS and was understood to have been wounded in the head during a firefight in Kabul, Afghanistan in 2011.

    The SAS was repelling an attack by the Taliban on the Inter Continental Hotel in Kabul in a five-hour battle.

    Two members later received New Zealand's second highest military honour for bravery, the Gallantry Star. Four others were honoured for their actions in the same firefight.

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