Statement on behalf of the family of Sergeant Todd Langley
6 July 2011
Defence releases the following statement on behalf of Sergeant Langley’s wife, Reigan and his parents Val and Neville Langley.
Todd was an all round great guy. At work he was a soldier’s soldier, a true professional who took pride in his work and who was caring.
The Army had been part of Todd for all of his adult life. His job saw him based out of Townsville with 1RAR for eight years and Holsworthy for the past seven where he served with 2 Commando Regiment.
Todd epitomised the spirit of the Aussie Digger – loyal, hard working and well respected.
Privately, Todd was a loving son who had grown up in the Western Australian towns of Katanning and Broome Hill. He was also a husband and father to three beautiful girls and a young son who has inherited his Daddy’s personality.
We have some wonderful family memories, including a holiday before Todd’s deployment which we will always cherish. There are so many wonderful things we will remember about Todd, including his competitive streak when playing board games, his fascination with world affairs and the fact that he was a big kid at heart.
The children are so proud of their Daddy and the work that he did. They knew their Daddy was a soldier and would miss him terribly each time he went away, but they and the rest of the family were always so proud of him at the same time.
We are so devastated by Todd’s passing. He was a beloved son, husband, father, brother, uncle, son-in-law and brother-in law who will always be in our hearts.
We understand that people are interested in Todd’s life and mean the best, but our focus is on the children at the moment so we ask for our privacy.
Imagery of Sergeant Langley is available at: http://images.defence.gov.au/fotoweb/Grid.fwx?archiveId=5003&search=11120022