Army life means the world to Biloela boy

SINCE leaving Biloela State High School in 1997 Leon Wynne has travelled the globe.

He has been to the Solomon Islands, the Middle East, Indonesia and is currently in Pakistan.

This experience has been gained through the military and in Pakistan he is helping in humanitarian relief.

"I'm in Pakistan as part of the extraction force,'' he said in a press release.

"It's my job to make sure the stores and equipment are accounted for and dispatched back to Australia.''

In fact, he is one of 70 Australian Defence Force Members in Pakistan working on Operation Pakistan Assist.

During the operation the military performed over 9500 medical treatments, immunised over 4000 children.

The road to the regional hospital, which was destroyed has also been rebuilt through the efforts of the Australian force.

"I always wanted to join the army,'' he said.

"I love life in the army.''

And while he enjoys travelling and the adventure of touring the globe, he still misses home.

"All my family still live in Biloela and I have lots of mates there as well,'' he said.

I manage to keep in contact with them through phone and email.''

And while he does still visit home and visit his friends regularly he is stationed in Townsville.

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