Featuring the music of Fred Smith
Posted on: Mon 25 Nov 2019
If ever a song exists that’s capable of helping us understand, at least in part, the emotional roller-coaster of experiences of our Afghanistan and Iraq Veterans, it’s surely Fred Smith’s Dust of Uruzgan. Fred is an Australian singer/songwriter and Diplomat. In July 2009 he was the first DFAT civilian to be posted to Uruzgan, serving most of his 18-month tour of the province living and working on the Multinational Base in Tarin Kowt, and at a Forward Operating Base in the Chora Valley. Fred Also served in Bouginville and The Solomon Islands. We draw on his music today to get a feel for the issues our Veterans face when serving Australia. Today we also replay part of Fred Smith’s interview from 2018 with Service Voices’ Nicky Page.
Interviewer Nicky Page. Producer Helen Meyer