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S03E10 - Dave Esler (The Gap RSL) pt2

August 23, 2023

S03E10 - Dave Esler (The Gap RSL) pt2

In this weeks episode we continue speaking with Dave Esler, a contemporary veteran who's taken the mantle as President of "The Gap" QLD RSL sub-branch.

Dave shares a glimpse and insight into some of the traumatic events he experienced as an attached Electronic Warfare Team Leader to Special Forces (reserve) Commando's on combat operations in Afghanistan.

Yeah, no, there was a couple of things for me that really knocked me about that. You know, I just sort of process a lot of it long, like many other people brought their support over there. And one of the one of the things, I'll share a couple of things that happened, it sort of really impacted me quite a bit there was on my third tour. We were in northern Kandahar, moving around, and we would put a blocking, we've had to clear a clear Greenbelt. And, you know, to anyone who doesn't appreciate what a Greenbelt is, it's, it's normally the low ground along the valley where a river or creek Creek would run and become high side all the way down.

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