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Victoria Cross for Australia awarded

Posted on Fri, 2 November 2012 by Phil Mussell - General News, Medal News

Corporal Daniel Keighran has become the third Australian Soldier to be awarded the Country's highest military honour - the Victoria Cross for Australia, Corporal Keighran of the Royal Australian Regiment was decorated with the VC following operation in Afghanistan when a joint Australian-Afghan Patrol came under attack and he broke cover on numerous occasions to draw enemy fire away from other members of his patrol. Further details can be found here and here

The full citation can be viewed here

Corporal Keighran becomes the 99th Australian to be awarded a Victoria Cross