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Old 2 December 2017, 19:06
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NZSAS Trooper Steve Askin for NZer of the Year

Hi Team,

Better to beg for forgiveness than ask permission.

Our community here is rallying around former NZSAS Trooper Steve Askin to vote him in as New Zealander of the Year, People’s Choice.

Steve received medallic recognition for his service in the Unit while serving in Afghanistan during a particularly challenging period.

Post service Steve became a commercial helicopter pilot and died fighting the Christchurch Port Hills Fire while piloting a helo.

If it’s not too much trouble please click the link, scroll to the bottom and vote for Steve Askin:

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/ar...ectid=11756183

Thanks in advance, and sorry if I’m out of line.
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Old 2 December 2017, 19:12
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Old 2 December 2017, 19:16
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Yep, link no work. Get it good, we’ll fix him up.
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Old 2 December 2017, 19:18
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I keep showing a bad link brother! Maybe it's just me!
Same here. The link goes to a picture of a sheep (I have enough Aussie friends to know there's a Kiwi joke in there somewhere) with the text "Baaaah!
Sorry, seems like this page doesn't exist"
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Old 2 December 2017, 19:23
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Edited and updated link.

Sorry Team. Should be working now
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Old 2 December 2017, 19:25
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Old 2 December 2017, 19:27
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Old 2 December 2017, 19:37
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Winter is here again oh Lord,
Haven't been home in a year or more
I hope she holds on a little longer
Sent a letter on a long summer day
Made of silver, not of clay
I've been runnin' down this dusty road

I've been trying to make it home
Got to make it before too long
I can't take this very much longer
I'm stranded in the sleet and rain
Don't think I'm ever gonna make it home again.
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Old 2 December 2017, 19:38
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Cheers Team!

It is very much appreciated.
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Old 2 December 2017, 19:49
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Steve was an amazing soldier and a really good guy.
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Steve on a bad day.
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Old 2 December 2017, 20:21
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Good luck; rest in peace, Steve...
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Old 2 December 2017, 20:23
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Old 2 December 2017, 20:31
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Steve on a bad day.
That one went around the word a few times.
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Old 2 December 2017, 20:43
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That one went around the word a few times.
Indeed.

I did not learn of his death until a few months afterward. I felt pretty bad about that.
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Old 2 December 2017, 22:53
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Indeed.

I did not learn of his death until a few months afterward. I felt pretty bad about that.
Sorry to hear that Mate.

I went to his memorial service at Wigram.

The parking lot was like an All Blacks Test.

Standing room only. Literally.

Itís been a tough couple of years for a small community.
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