Casualty marker : Major K Tyrrell, Australian Security Detachment 9 (Baghdad)

Unit Security Detachment (SECDET) Baghdad
Place Middle East: Iraq, Baghdad
Accession Number REL37830
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Heraldry
Physical description Vinyl
Maker Unknown
Date made c 2005
Conflict Iraq, 2003-2013
Description

A rectangular section of florescent orange vinyl plastic used as a casualty marker.

History / Summary

Major Kyle Tyrell was deployed to Iraq in March 2006 as the Officer Commanding Australian Security Detachment 9 – Baghdad (SECDET IX) and was deployed for six months. SECDET IX was responsible for protecting Australian Embassy personnel in Baghdad and contributing to the rehabilitation of Iraq. The SECDET team conducted over 80 operations supporting the Embassy staff in Baghdad’s ‘RED ZONE’. During his tour a number of significant events took place, such as contact with suspected insurgents resulting in one insurgent's death and injuries to others; and a rocket attack on the compound which housed SECDET IX on 14 August 2006 resulting in the injury of four Australian soldiers.