Danny Blomeley - Getting on with the job

Running time
1 min 6 sec
Date made
Department of Veterans' Affairs


A couple of nights there we had rockets and RPGs go off very close to our building. I remember right next to where I was sleeping rockets were fired. So again, I wasn't sure whether that was from the army or the border police there. Generally felt safe, but everywhere I went, I carried my weapon, which was a Steyr. And whenever we went on the bike patrols and the boat patrols, which was a daily event, I was the one that was visibly armed.

So yeah, only that night the bandits came through was really the only time that we had received incoming fire and we delivered outgoing fire. So that was really the only time that things got pretty hairy, I suppose. But most of the time we just got on with the job. We didn't lie awake worrying about it. So you just got on with the job at hand.

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