Corporal Cameron Baird awarded posthumous VC

Corporal Cameron Baird awarded posthumous VC

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced the 100th Victoria Cross has been awarded to Australian Special Forces soldier Corporal Cameron Stewart Baird.

Corporal Baird MG was killed in operations in Afghanistan on the 22 June last year, by small arms fire during an insurgent engagement.

He was an experienced Special Forces soldier who had been deployed to Afghanistan five times, as well as to Iraq and Timor-Leste.

He was awarded the Medal for Gallantry, while a Lance Corporal for gallantry action during close quarters combat, in Afghanistan in November 2007.

Mr Abbott says he is awed by the Corporal’s extraordinary courage, while Opposition leader┬áBill Shorten has described Corporal Baird as one of Australia’s true heroes.

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