I was going to refrain from posting anything about the death of Private Jake Kovco - too saddened by the whole thing and the waste of it all - but this morning’s news that the wrong body was returned from Iraq was too much. I am horrified. I don’t really have the words for how terribly badly the death of an Australian serviceman has been handled. Not only the wrong body returned but the Minister making contradictory statements about the manner of his death. His poor family - a loss like this compounded by such incompetence is unforgivable. The Defence Department should be ashamed. I was pointed to this earlier today as an example of how the US Marine Corp handle casualty notification. I firmly recommend the Defence Department and Minister read it.