Today, we remember Lance Corporal Jason Marks, who lost his life serving his country, 14 years ago on 27 April 2008.
Lance Corporal Jason Marks enlisted in the Australian Regular Army on the 2 March 1999.
After initial training, he was posted to the 4th Field Regiment as a Gunner until 2003, whereupon he transferred to the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps as a Medical Assistant.
In 2005, he undertook Special Forces Entry and Commando Selection, after which he transferred to the Royal Australian Infantry Corps and posted to the 4th Battalion (Commando), The Royal Australian Regiment.
Jason has seen operational service in East Timor and Afghanistan, where he has deployed to both theatres on more than one occasion.
Jason was awarded the Unit Citation for Gallantry for the outstanding achievements of his unit during their deployment to Afghanistan as part of the Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) in 2006.
Whilst deployed in Afghanistan as part of the Special Operations Training Group (SOTG) in 2008, Jason was killed in action during a gun-battle with Taliban extremists.
Jason was a strong character who was determined to be the best he could be, striving for perfection and living for every moment.
He was survived by his wife and two children.
His name will be forever etched on the 4RAR (Cdo) rock and his memory will never be forgotten.
Lest we forget.
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