Two owners of Gym Bangarang share their stories – former Marine Christopher Smith and former Military wife Samantha Vogee.
A letter from Gym Bangarang Owner – Samantha Vogee
Hi my name is Sam. I was in the Army reserves for two years in Melbourne Australia in 2/10 Med Regiment. It was here that I met my husband Alan Ingram. Alan was in the military full time. Being a military wife involved being moved around the country, learning to make new friends and leaving family behind. We married in 1994 and the day after we married, Alan was off to prepare for a posting in Mogadishu Somalia – That was the start of our married life. Fast forward to 2002 and whilst taking the boys for a morning run on the base, Alan collapsed and passed away on his 46th birthday. Life changed for myself and son that day.