September 1, 2012

Robert Poate

Australian soldier Private Robert Poate, age 23, of Canberra, died on August 29, 2012, in Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan.

He was shot by a renegade Afghan soldier. 

He was a member of the 3RAR Task Group based at Brisbane's Gallipoli Barracks.

Robert enlisted in the Army in 2009. 
Angels of God, pray for

Military officials describe him as having outstanding leadership potential, mischievous and family oriented.

He was sometimes teased for his reddish hair which he vehemently defended as "strawberry blonde". 

Robert is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his parents, Hugh and Janny; and his sister, Nicola. 

Let us pray that Robert Poate is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen. 

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