Townsville BUlletin: Matthew Pepi walks Kokoda Track in fight against PTSD
JUST 10 days after his 19th birthday, Matthew Peppi was being dragged through irrigation ditches and mud-walled family compounds by his mates. A bullet from an AK-47, fired by a Taliban sniper, had ripped through his left thigh and into his right thigh. He was on deployment with 7RAR in Afghanistan on December 28, 2008, and was on patrol in a hot zone in the Chora Valley when that bullet changed his life forever. Currently walking the Kokoda Track with the CMFRU Kokoka 2915 and backed by Soldier On, Mr Peppi is hoping to find inspiration in his ongoing fight against PTSD.
TV Appearance for CFMEU Kokoda 2015 Group
Watch ABC News at 7pm tomorrow (Friday 24/04/15) to see footage of the CFMEU Kokoda group on the track. The film crew were with the group for the first few days so you might be able to catch a glimpse of your loved ones on TV. Please share so all friends and family get to see it!
Kokoda Track Training Session 10 May 2015
We will be doing a training walk on Sunday 10 May 2015. We will meet at 9.30 am at Launch Fresh at 2080 Warburton Highway Launching Place. Its at the corner of Warburton Highway and Gembrook Road (about 6 kms from Woori Yallock). From there we’ll go to Warburton about another 20 minutes. We should be able to start walking at 10.00 am.
Donna Buang has its own climate so it’s important to take a rain jacket/warm top and dry clothes for return home.
It will take 4-5 hours.
Victory in the Pacific Anniversary Tour
2015 not only commemorates the centenary of the ANZAC landings, this year will also commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the Pacific (VP Day).
Following on from the success of our AN&MEF centenary Tour in 2014, join this 7 day (6 night), fully guided tour of the Rabaul.
You will participate in the commemorations & attend the official Victory in the Pacific commemoration at the Bita Paka War Cemetery.
This trip will also visit the many sites pertaining to the action of Bita Paka, Australia’s first action during the First World War.
Price from ex-Cairns is $3695 for more information please click here!
We also are offering great discounts to our past clients.