Friday, January 16, 2009

Trooper Mark Donaldson awarded Victoria Cross

"As the battle raged around him he saw that the coalition force interpreter was lying motionless on exposed ground," the governor-general's official secretary Stephen Brady told the gathering.

"With complete disregard for his own safety on his own initiative and alone, Trooper Donaldson ran back 80 metres across exposed ground to rescue the interpreter and carry him back to a vehicle.

More, including video of Trooper Donaldson receiving his award.

He is a Hero.

3 comments:

RebeccaH said...

Well done, Trooper Donaldson!

kc said...

Thank you, Trooper Donaldson. We're so lucky to have you & your kind.

tiouty said...

Trooper Donaldson's courageous actions in the face of the enemy embodied the qualities of every Australian Soldier that has fought in every major conflict during the past 100+ years i.e. Professionalism, Tenacity, Unequaled Courage and above all, an Undying Loyalty to his mates.