KILLED IN ACTION - 27 APRIL 2008
Lance Corporal Jason Marks enlisted in the Australian Regular Army on the 2 March 1999.
After initial training, he was posted to the 4th Field Regiment as a Gunner until 2003, whereupon he transferred to the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps as a Medical Assistant.
In 2005, he undertook Special Forces Entry and Commando Selection, after which he transferred to the Royal Australian Infantry Corps and posted to the 4th Battalion (Commando), The Royal Australian Regiment.
Jason has seen operational service in East Timor and Afghanistan, where he has deployed to both theatres on more than one occasion.
Jason was awarded the Unit Citation for Gallantry for the outstanding achievements of his unit during their deployment to Afghanistan as part of the Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) in 2006.
Whilst deployed in Afghanistan as part of the SOTG in 2008, Jason was killed in action during a gun-battle with Taliban extremists.
Jason was a strong character who was determined to be the best he could be, striving for perfection and living for every moment. His memory was honoured in a memorial service held at 4RAR (Cdo) as friends, family and comrades recounted tales of his steadfastness, determination and humour.
He was survived by his wife and two children.
His name will be forever etched on the 4RAR (Cdo) rock and his memory never forgotte