This story was posted on the ABC’s website today.
The remains of an Australian medic killed in
Family and friends of Lance Corporal John Gillespie will attend the military ceremony at the Point Cook Air Base.
The 24-year-old medic was killed in 1971, when his helicopter was shot down by enemy fire in the
His remains were discovered in an excavation of the crash site.
The veterans' group, Operation Aussies Home have been working to bring the soldier home.
His widow, Carmel Hendrie and daughter, Fiona Pike were at
The plane arrives in
It’s gratifying that Corporal Gillespie’s remains have been repatriated, and I hope that this action helps his family. The work done by Operation Aussies Home is outstanding.
I know the
As time goes on, the recognition owed to those who died in
He deserves nothing less.