• Aaron

    Try Afghanistan a real place with real dangers, not a fictional one.

  • http://twitter.com/efcso @efcso

    There is nothing more electrifying than witnessing a full-on haka of any kind. Beautiful, terrifying, evocative. What a passionate send-off to their lost brother.

    To our Kiwi cousins, we salute you and share in your loss. KCCO.

    • http://twitter.com/LadyStarr76 @LadyStarr76

      Well said hunny, the Haka is a very special tribal War cry, Dance performed by the Maori culture. Seeing this video makes my skin tingle & it TRULY shows great respect & love for their people….most #Awesome Ondeed 😀

      • Skermitt

        Anyone know what they are saying?

      • Underbaker

        I can see the power and respect given, I bet every man there hates having to perform it, but it would also take a team of horses to keep any one of them away from doing it. God Bless, KCCO, and Awesome HAKA dudes, you showed great respect for you fallen comrades.

    • Yank

      Good Stuff. Rest in Peace Warriors.

  • Knotmee is a tard

    knotmee your a a retarded f***k whom completely missed the mark with a bad joke. eat a shit and consider yourself lucky you only had the balls for such an idiotic comment from the safety of your basement you virgin

  • Dan

    That was really great.

  • Just Plain Jason

    This is moving…

  • Roger Daltreve

    One of the coolest and most moving things ive seen in a while.

  • Mike

    Very impressive. That is true respect. RIP

  • sideshow bob

    our guys really do need some better gear…

  • Alf

    You are a fucking idiot.

  • Brent

    Thanks for posting this, it means a lot.

  • MickeyFig

    Three died last week dude !

  • rucknmaul

    Just to elaborate, this is for the three kiwi soldiers recently killed in Afghanistan, big loss for such a small country.

    As an Aussie I love the haka and this would have to be one of the most moving ones I've seen, a real warrior farewell. massive respect to all my cousins across the ditch, sorry for your loss.

    • wallabies suck

      i'll second that, much respect to the kiwis

    • AnyoneForCoffee


      NZ soldiers are some of the finest in the world, possessing a strength genetically inherited through generations of graft in the fields and the mountains. There may not be many of them but it was always an honour to serve alongside them.

      And this is the finest salute to a fallen comrade I have ever seen.

  • Trevor

    i've had brothers fall recently and for the past few years. the warriors around the world are united in our brotherhood with our fellow courageous soldiers sailors and airmen

  • hollahollaholla

    That was AWESOME! I would love to see a Haka in person. RESPECT

  • Dave

    I don't know where you live, but I'm guessing not NZ or Australia given the ignorance demonstrated.

    These were our (NZ's) 3rd, 4th and 5th casualties in Afghanistan in the last 2 weeks, with 2 other soldiers killed 2 weeks ago. That is in addition to 2 members of our special services (the NZSAS) killed there last year, and Captain O'Donnell killed in 2010. For a small country with an army numbering under 5000 troops, this is a pretty significant loss.

    Also, one of the three coffins in the video is that of the first NZ women killed in combat since Vietnam (where NZ lost 37 soldiers in combat).

    Take you ignorance elsewhere, and hang your head in shame for sullying the memory of brave troops who have paid the ultimate price for NZ's decision to stand alongside our friends and allies in the world community.

    • Guz

      Thank you.

    • Matt TX

      Well said Dave, respect.

    • Chris

      Thanks, Dave.

  • KoalasAreAlwaysCute

    the Haka sends a shiver down my spine every time, especially this time.

    stay strong ANZACs!

  • Richo

    My respects to the families of the fallen, never forget us Aussies will always remember you stood with as brothers (and sisters) in Afghanistan, to us here in Australia there is no nations nor flags, when this happen, between us, your pain is ours and we honor them as we would honor our own.

    Big Richo.

  • JoshD

    Goosebumps, an absolute beautiful moment. A whole unit acting as one for their fallen comrades, thank you for sharing such a moving video.

  • PeteNZ

    Kia Kaha NZ!

  • capn

    Watching international news I sometimes worry how much places like the States actually care about my little country. This is great to see. Keep calm, chive on and kia kaha.

    • Rich_Creamer

      As an American and a veteran I try to give the utmost respect to anyone willing to lay down their life in the name of freedom. This made me tear up. Thanks a lot…….. damned Chive, always gets me

      • Stalker

        Freedom really? this Isn't 1942 what freedom are you fighting for?

        • Stalker

          No seriously, don't down vote me explain how you're fighting for freedom. Then I will understand.

          • Anaphylaxis

            Or troll less. This video is for a fallen comrade, no matter the nationality. Go find a different bridge.

          • panama99

            Stalker, War is ugly & brutal, several nations have agreed to sign up & fight along side with us and have stayed to fight along side with us. Some of these nations have sent combat troops to fight and some have sent troops to maintain a support role. All are welcomed.
            You ask about the fight for freedom, the U.S. was attacked and we found out who did it & we went after them. The people that attacked us also bombed us in the mid-90s. They may not like our politics or some things we do or have done. They prefer to fight us from the shadows they are not a fighting force from a specific country, so we went after the one country that allowed them safe conduct to have camps to train their people. We hit them hard. We didn't ask the UN for permission. The freedom we are fighting for is simple it is a freedom from being attacked, this fight will be a long one and I am guessing you will never agree with it. But I know that there will always be Soldiers out there protecting you from many nations…..weather you like it or appreciate it or not.

    • robert

      We in the States love and honor you. Stay strong.

  • Frank

    Well… I'm going to go ahead and cancel that war I had scheduled with New Zealand.

  • Across_the_ditch

    They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
    Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
    At the going down of the sun and in the morning
    We will remember them.
    Lest we forget.

  • https://www.facebook.com/alan.monomery645 Alan Montgomery

    An excellent tribute to a fallen soldier.

  • NZ Chiver

    I am really touched and moved that this made it all the way to the Chive and that it has been responded to with such great remarks, as a small country we are used to being swept aside and unseen in the greater scheme of things by larger nations, so it is really humbling to know we are noticed if not for such a sad event, but for how we respect the ones who have served and the ones we have lost…

    Kia Kaha

    From a loyal Chiver

    • jkmcdermott

      It is deeply unfortunate that here in the US my countrymen and media generally have such a poor grasp of history and current events. Those of us who know something of these things have a profound respect for New Zealanders of all stripes, from the fearless Moari who spilled out on the strand to terrify all with their Haka to those who served in the WWs, Korea, Vietnam and now that eternally unconquerable shithole, Afganistan. I also paractice Seido Karate in NYC and the only other country with as many dojos as us in NZ! You people are truly fearsome. Much respect and KCCO, Kiwi!

  • Chris

    From all the Kiwi's out here, to the coward who will not put his own name on this page,


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