All of the family that is 4RAR offer their
sincere & heartfelt condolences to Cassandra, her children and all of Jason's
family & friends
....... LEST WE FORGET
02 May 2008
Ramp Ceremony in Afghanistan for Lance Corporal Jason Marks
Australian soldier Lance Corporal Jason Marks has been bid farewell by his
comrades during a solemn ceremony at Tarin Kowt.
LCPL Jason Marks, from the 4th Battalion (Commando) The Royal Australian
Regiment, was serving with the Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) when he was
killed in action during a battle with Taliban extremists in Oruzgan Province,
southern Afghanistan on Sunday 27 May '08.
Following a memorial service, a SOTG patrol vehicle bearing LCPL Marks’ casket
and a procession of his SOTG colleagues passed solemnly along a route lined by
members of the Australian Reconstruction Task Force and representatives from
coalition forces in Oruzgan.
On the dusty airstrip at Tarin Kowt, his casket was carried by eight of his
mates at a slow march past LCPL Marks’ fellow SOTG members into the back of the
C-130 Hercules aircraft that would shortly begin the long journey home to
***Photos courtesy ADF website:***