Statement on behalf of the family of Lance Corporal Luke Gavin
1 November 2011
Defence releases the following statement on behalf of Mrs Gavin.
On Saturday evening we received the most shattering piece of news that anyone could have ever received. My beautiful husband, best friend and father of our children lost his life.
Luke was an amazing man, husband, father, soldier, son and brother. He always did the best thing for his family; he loved his country and truly believed that what Australia was doing in Afghanistan was a worthy cause.
His parents and family are absolutely shattered and loved him so very much.
Luke and I had been together for 12 years and married for three years. We have three beautiful amazing children, Joshua 7, Holly 5 and Olivia 7 months. I can’t explain how we feel except that our hearts are broken.
Luke and our kids were my life. I’m not sure how to live a life without him in it.
We are all so extremely proud of him.
He died doing what he loved and what he believed in.
We will never forget him. We love him now, always and forever and he will live on through our beautiful children.
Media Note: Mrs Gavin requests that her privacy be respected. Mrs Gavin will not be available for media interview.
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