Corporal Tom Newkirk had an advantage while settling into life after 10 years in the military; his wife Kate who also deployed overseas as a medic, assisting tsunami-affected Indonesians in Sumatra. The medic couple forged a strong connection, helping each other adjust to life after the military.
The journalist behind The Daily Telegraph's Voodoo Medics investigation Kristin Shorten chats about the project and how it went from a discussion in a Bali bar, to becoming Australia's top news subscription series.
The bullet that ricocheted into Rowan Robinson's throat and killed him missed his body armour by millimetres. Just hours earlier, the 23-year-old Special Forces engineer, who was on his second deployment to Afghanistan, had rung his parents Peter and Marie before the mission, like he always did....
Signaller Sean McCarthy had thoroughly prepared for the worst before he was killed by a Taliban IED in Afghanistan, even organising a touching gift for friends back home in the event of his death. His parents David and Marty sit down with Kristin Shorten for a heartfelt chat about their son.