Fatal injury during military drill

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The funeral service for Lance Corporal Jack Fitzgibbon, who tragically lost his life in a parachuting accident during a military drill, was held in the Hunter region, attended by family, dignitaries, and comrades, celebrating his dedication and service.

Incident Overview

Lance Corporal Fitzgibbon, 33, son of former Labor defence minister Joel Fitzgibbon, suffered fatal injuries in a parachuting accident at a Royal Australian Air Force base in Sydney on March 6. His loss has profoundly impacted the military community and his family.

Tributes and Remembrances

At St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Cessnock, Fitzgibbon was commemorated as a “larrikin” and the “gold standard” of a soldier. His family expressed their grief and pride in his service, emphasizing that he passed away engaged in an activity he was passionate about.

Dignitary Attendance

The funeral attracted notable figures, including Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Defence Minister Richard Marles, reflecting the national significance of Fitzgibbon’s service and sacrifice.

Community Impact

The local and national community, including Hunter Valley MP Dan Repacholi, recognized Fitzgibbon’s courage and dedication, underscoring the inherent risks of military service and the importance of supporting those who serve.

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