Marking Anzac Day in Gladstone are (from left) David Winn, Mitchell Winn, 9 months, Ann-Marie Winn and Ben Winn, 2 years.
Marking Anzac Day in Gladstone are (from left) David Winn, Mitchell Winn, 9 months, Ann-Marie Winn and Ben Winn, 2 years. Brenda Strong

Afghanistan soldier carries on family tradition of service

SERVING in Afghanistan in the 8/9 Battalion of the Royal Australian Regiment, David Winn is carrying on a family tradition.

"My grandfather served in World War Two, and my father and uncles served in the military," he said.

"Anzac Day is a time for us to reflect on everything that has happened and continues to happen."

Serving a tour of duty in 2012, Mr Winn and his family attended the Gladstone morning service.

He was accompanied by his wife Ann-Marie and two sons - nine-month-old Mitchell and two-year-old Ben, in a matching suit and medals 

Attending Anzac Day services is a legacy the two youngest members of the family will have poignant memories of.

"We remember everything we have done as a country over the past 99 years," Mr Winn said.

"Fot the boys that served, continue to serve and for the boys that didn't come home.

"Even though you leave, you never leave," he said. "You're still there, everyday."



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