Discussion in 'Other Conflicts' started by Antipodean Andy, Jan 15, 2009.
Trooper Mark Donaldson receives Victoria Cross for bravery in Afghanistan | Herald Sun
This make him the first recipient of the Victoria Cross for Australia.
Soldier awarded VC for Afghanistan bravery - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Brief details of the action. I seem to remember having read of the action previously.
First Aussie soldier in 40 years gets VC > National > LIVENEWS.com.au
Here's the link as originally posted on here: http://ww2chat.com/forums/other-conflicts-post-1945/4001-incredible-bravery-afghanistan.html and another brave participant in the same action: http://ww2chat.com/forums/barracks/3608-sas-soldier-wounded-lashed-himself-vehicle-fought.html
Trooper Mark Donaldson awarded Victoria Cross for actions in Afghanistan | National News | News.com.au
I love this part .... He was at the ceremony with his wife !!
Wonderful story !
Trooper Mark Donaldson has carried on the tradition of The Australian Army with his very brave action in Afghanistan. He will wear his VC with pride.
I believe this is the 97th VC won by Australians in our history of wars.
He did a heroic act.
Outstanding! I believe that TPR Donaldson might be the first soldier to be awarded the VC during service with the SASR. I'm just glad that it wasn't posthumous. A big win for the chicken stranglers.
That particular contact is going to be a very interesting story when the full details emerge in a few years.
Its good that heroism is still recognised as such.
I heard about this on the BBC Radio 4 6pm news, but I regret to say it wasn't on the BBC1 TV News at Ten, or in the on-line newspaper that I read.
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