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katherine Times Wed 01 May 2013



katherine Times Wed 01 May 2013


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Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Katherine; Katherine (N.T.) -- Newspapers

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North Australian News for Katherine Times

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v. 31 issue 16

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www.katherinetimes.com.au KATHERINE TIMES, WEDNESDAY MAY 1, 2013 3 Food so good ... its addicitve! Monday - Saturday 3 Third Street, Katherine NT 0850 From 6.30pm (08) 8972 2533 >> news Digger remembers the fallen in Afghanistan A DIGGER and former Katherine local has spend an Anzac Day he will remember for the rest of his life in Afghanistan - laying a poppy on a memorial site for fallen Katherine soldier, Private Scott Palmer. Wade Petersen, 32, who has served with the RAAF for 13 years, is currently seven months into a ninemonths deployment to Afghanistan. While here for the Anzac Day services, I placed a poppy (for) another Katherine local, Scott Palmer, who was killed back in 2010, Mr Patersen said, Anzac Day over here was so real, he said. Its a very different environment and seems to come with a lot more emotion. Also it was great standing side by side with the New Zealand Defence Force for this occasion. Its a day I will remember for the rest of my life. Mr Petersen, who has two daughters - one of whom was only six months old when he left for Afghanistan - went to school with fallen digger Scott Palmers brother, Adam, in Katherine. He said he also worked with his father, Ray Palmer. Mr Petersen said before moving to Darwin and being deployed overseas he always loved marching in Katherine on Anzac Day. Katherine is a very close knit community that cherishes the Anzac tradition, he said. Scott Palmer tragically lost his life alongside two other Australians, Private Benjamin Chuck and Private Timothy Aplin, on June 21, 2010, when their helicopter crashed in the Northern Kandahar region in Afghanistan. > See photos from this years Anzac Day ceremonies in Katherine on pages 6 and 7 and at www.katherinetimes.com.au. Home of Dining Accommodation & Dining Bookings essential Phone 8972 2644 OShea Terrace, Katherine Carriage Restuarant Operating Hours Monday - Sunday: 6 -9pm Under New Management VB Gold 30 Block 2 for $90 BOTTLESHOP SPECIALShop 3, South Gate Shopping, Katherine Terrace, Katherine. Phone 8972 1111. Fax 8971 0120 Email: duana.job@fairfaxmedia.com.au Classified deadline for Wednesday May 8 is 4.30pm Friday.