A netizen has posted a touching eulogy commemorating the unseen and under recognized service of 3SG Chan Hiang Cheng Gavin, who died on 15 September 2017 last week while trying to guide a Bionix Infantry Fighting Vehicle out of difficult terrain when the vehicle lost control and landed on its side.
3SG Chan's body was brought home on a RSAF KC-135R '752', which landed at Paya Lebar Air Base yesterday. He will receive a military funeral in honour of his sacrifice while doing his duty for the nation.
Read the netizen's eulogy here.
"Soldier is home. RIP 3SG Gavin Chan.
That plane is a RSAF KC-135R '752', call sign Singa 8750 coming in for a landing at Paya Lebar Air Base, carrying the body of fallen soldier NSF Third Sergeant (3SG) Chan Hiang Cheng Gavin, 21.
He was tragically killed last week 15 September 2017 while guiding a Bionix Infantry Fighting Vehicle out of difficult terrain — as part of Exercise Wallaby — when the vehicle landed on its side.
He was from the 41st Singapore Armoured Regiment.
The odd thing being, that the plane flies inbound, against the backdrop of the country he was training to defend, while everyone's making their way home in rush hour traffic, almost no one will notice or know who's on board that "special mission" plane."