ASKIN David Steven
Corporal, 1 New Zealand Special Air Service Regiment
New Zealand Gallntry Star
Special Honours List 9 December 2014
Corporal Steve Askin displayed outstanding gallantry on several occasions in Afghanistan in 2011. Corporal Askin repeatedly faced heavy fire from determined enemies and sustained several wounds in the line of duty, while contributing to the resolution of several incidents, the protection of civilian life and undermining enemy operations. Corporal Askin’s performance was of the highest order and in keeping with the finest traditions of New Zealand’s military record.
New Zealand Gallantry Star
New Zealand Operational Service Medal
New Zealand General Service Medal, Afghanistan primary
New Zealand Defence Service Medal
Born 1982 New Zealand
Died 14 February 2017 Christchurch New Zealand (Port Hills Fire, helicopter crash)
David was helping fight out-of-control wild fires on the Port Hills in Christchurch when his helicopter crashed. Tragically he died at the scene which was in the area above the Sugarloaf car park.