May 8, 2017

Stuart Reddan - Australian Military Fatality - Queensland, Australia

Stuart Reddan
Trooper Stuart Reddan, age 21, died in the line of duty on May 4, 2017, near Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia. 

Trooper Reddan was a member of the Australian Defence Force. 

Stuart was attending an Army training session at the Shoalwater Bay Training Area. He was riding in an armoured personnel carrier when just before 8:30 a.m., a tree branch fell on him, mortally injuring him. 

Fellow soldiers applied first aid and CPR, but tragically, Stuart died at the scene. 

The circumstances of Stuart's death are under investigation by military authorities. 

Stuart attended Mountain Creek State High School, north of Brisbane. He joined the Army Cadets at age 14. He had always wanted to join the Army. 

Friends describe Stuart as a good friend who put others first, who had a sense of humour and who was kind in spirit. Everyone will always remember his smile which
Father, place Stuart on the Stairway to
could light up a room. 

Stuart's military comrades are in mourning over the death of their young brother. Stuart was well-liked and well-respected by his peers. He will be forever remembered.

Stuart's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He was a charming, happy, fun-loving young man. He was just starting out in life. He was greatly loved. He did his best. He will be forever mourned.

Stuart is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members who will forever miss him.

Thank you for your service to Australia, Stuart.

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

Pray for all who die young. They barely had a chance to live.

Pray for all who die by misadventure. They are with us one moment and are gone before we can say goodbye.

Pray that Stuart is in Heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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