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WO2 Kevin ‘Dasher’ Wheatley, VC

13 NOV 1965: Viet Nam and WO2 Kevin 'Dasher' Wheatley, Australian Army Training Team Vietnam, is awarded the first Victoria Cross of the Vietnam War posthumously in the Tra Bong Valley, Quang Ngai province; Warrant Officer Class 2 Wheatley was awarded a Victoria Cross posthumously for remaining with a mortally wounded comrade while his position was overrun despite having had the chance to save himself. His was the first such award to an Australian since World War II. Kevin Arthur Wheatley was...