Parents of fallen digger unite with Afghan interpreter | SBS News

Hugh Poate often hears from people who claim to have been there on the night his soldier son was murdered.

The Canberra father has spoken to several sources on the ground to put the pieces together around that tragic night at a base near Tarin Kowt in Afghanistan a decade ago.

His boy, Private Robert Poate was playing cards with his comrades, Sapper James Martin and Lance Corporal Stjepan Milosevic when they were fired upon by a rogue Afghan soldier named Hekmatullah in 2012.

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