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In memory of 1RAR LCPL Shannon McAliney, who died while serving on peacekeeping operations in Somalia on 2 April 1993.
The 21-year-old from Ballina was going out on patrol when another soldier handed him his Steyr rifle to hold. The rifle discharged and the bullet hit Shannon in the stomach at point blank range. Although he was wearing a flak jacket, he suffered massive internal injuries and, despite efforts to treat the wound, he died later that night.
Thank you for your service, Shannon. Rest in peace.
* Photo shows Shannon assisting a Somali woman at a food distribution centre in the Bay Region of southern Somalia during Operation Solace. © Australian War Memorial
AUSTRALIAN PEACEKEEPERS DAY
72nd Anniversary of Australia’s Involvement in Peacekeeping
Australian Peacekeeping Memorial,
Reflect – Remember – Commemorate;
the Past; the Present; the Future.