RAR soldier awarded Victoria Cross for Afghan valour

A Royal Australian Regiment (RAR) soldier who exposed himself to enemy fire to save his comrades during a deadly ambush in Afghanistan has been awarded the Victoria Cross at a ceremony in Canberra.

Corporal Daniel Keighran, who was serving with the 6th Battalion RAR, was recognised for his extreme bravery during the three-and-a-half hour battle which claimed the life of his mate Lance Corporal Jared MacKinney in August 2010.

The medal — Australia’s highest military honour — was presented to Corporal Keighran by Governor-General Quentin Bryce at Government House in Canberra this morning — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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