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First Victoria Cross awarded to a member of the RAN

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I make a lot of jokes on this forum.

This isn't one of them.

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Wounded.

Straps self to AA gun, goes down with ship defending his shipmates.

No words.

Except one.

Respect.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-10/scott-morrison-teddy-sheean-victoria-cross-recommendation/12540708

https://www.navy.gov.au/hmas-armidale-i

 

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I think that pic is hanging in the War Memorial.   

HMAS Armidale.    Namesake of a town I lived near.

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yes respect to this young man for doing what he did so other could live 

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A brave man/sailor like this, Wiifii dont tell but Naval Lengend Sovetsky Soyuz :Smile_facepalm:

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Was sad to think his original commendation was turned down because he was considered to have disobeyed orders to abandon ship.

Trust a fucking bureaucrat to find that loophole.

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