Mates pay tribute to their fallen friend by reserving a beer in his name at a bar on every Anzac day – more than ten years after he was killed in action
- Mates paid tribute to their fallen friend by giving him an Anzac Day beer
- Lieutenant Michael Fussell & # 39; s friends drop a beer every 25 April and record it in a bar
- A photo of the beer and the note was posted on the Facebook page of Club Heathcote
A group of friends paid tribute to their fallen friend by reserving a beer on his behalf in a bar every Anzac day.
Every April 25, Lieutenant Michael Fussell & # 39; s friends go to Club Heathcote, south of Sydney, to buy the soldier a beer, which they leave on the bar with a note.
A photo of the ice-cold drink and note was posted on Club Heathcote's Facebook page on Thursday, along with the caption: & # 39; Lest we forget & # 39 ;.
A photo of the ice-cold beer and the note (photo) was posted on the Facebook page of Club Heathcote on Thursday, along with the caption: & # 39; Lest we forget & # 39;
Lieutenant Michael Fussell (photo) was working at the Special Operations Task Group in Afghanistan when he was in action when a bomb exploded in 2008
The photo shows the beer on top of a roller coaster with the message: & # 39; Reserved for Lieutenant Michael Fussell. Kin Afghanistan. NOV 27 2008. Age 25. RIP. & # 39;
The young commando, who served in Task Group Special Operations in Afghanistan, was killed in 2008 when a bomb exploded.
The Facebook post has since collected many responses, with some people visiting the social platform to share their thoughts about the moving tribute.
& # 39; That has got a tear in my eye today thanks to the men and women who served us. So we don't forget! one person wrote.
& # 39; Unless we forget, if only he was there to drink it, so young & # 39 ;, another person said.
A third person added: & # 39; Great man !!! Get him another one from me! & # 39;
Lieutenant Fussell, who had been to the Royal Military College, Duntroon, in 2005, was deployed to Afghanistan after serving in East Timor in 2006 and 2007.
At his death, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd paid tribute to the fallen soldier and expressed his condolences to his family.
& # 39; On behalf of the government, I want to express my condolences to the family of this soldier & # 39 ;, Rudd said at the time.
The Facebook post (photo) has since collected many responses, with some people visiting the social platform to share their thoughts about the moving tribute
Vice President of the Defense Unit, Lieutenant General David Hurley (photo) spoke earlier about the sacrifice of Lt Fussell
& # 39; I have said before that there is no higher call for someone to wear than the uniform of Australia.
& # 39; And today we are tragically reminded of the risks that are coming, the terrible risks that are associated with that calling. & # 39;
The 25-year-old uncle, Les Fussell, said earlier that the young soldier's Australian parents were severely affected by the death of their son, 7News reported.
& # 39; Like any other parents, they are very destroyed. He is greatly missed and we have been destroyed by what happened, & Les 39 said.
Vice President of the Defense Force, Lieutenant General David Hurley spoke earlier about the sacrifice of Lt Fussell.
& # 39; My top priority now is to ensure that the soldier's family receives the care and support they need & # 39 ;, General Hurley said in a statement at the time.
The younger brother of the fallen soldier Daniel is also an ADF member with the Royal Australian Artillery.