Lincoln Carson (deceased)
Wakka Wakka and Cobble Cobble
Royal Australian Infantry Corps

Australian Active Service Medal with clasps Somalia and East Timor
Australian Defence Medal
United Nations Medal East Timor
Infantry Combat Badge
Meritorious Unit Citation – Somalia

I joined the Australian Army on 9 January 1990 and did my recruit training at Wagga Wagga, Kapooka and Infantry school at Singleton. In July 1990 I was posted to 1RAR. I deployed on Operation Solace in Somalia in January 1993 with Delta Company 12 Platoon as a machine Gunner. This deployment was an experience which shaped my career and life more than I had expected. I completed Assault Pioneer Course in 1994, Direct Fire Weapons Course in 1995. In 1996 I participated in an exchange with Marines in Hawaii. Also in 1996, I completed Subject 2 Infantry Corporal’s Course. I discharged in 1997, but not for long, I re-enlisted in 2000 and was deployed to East Timor with 1 RAR. I was then discharged in 2003.