A true hero:
In todays Australia people like him are arrested and put on trial. For war crimes.
Why the double standards?
Realising his mates were in grave danger, and with no regard for his own welfare, the SAS Corporal charged headlong into the Taliban machinegun fire.
The sight of the 202cm Australian warrior coming at them must have shocked the bearded Afghans.
Within minutes three enemy guns had been silenced and numerous Taliban fighters lay dead. (Source)
Update: Â SKY NEWS
An Australian SAS soldier has emerged from the cloak of anonymity to be awarded the Victoria Cross.
Corporal Ben Roberts-Smith was given the country’s highest military honour for his bravery in single-handedly attacking Taliban positions in Afghanistan.
He has become Australia’s most decorated soldier, having already won the Medal of Gallantry during a previous operation in the country.
The specialist sniper rushed into machine-gun fire in Shah Wali Kot in northern Kandahar on June 11 last year.
The citation for bravery said he acted with total disregard for his own safety in initiating an assault against three enemy machine gun positions, despite facing superior numbers of heavily-armed insurgents.
At a presentation ceremony in the western city of Perth, Prime Minister Julia Gillard told the soldier it was “an award unsought, but completely deserved”.
“Corporal Roberts-Smith, you went to Afghanistan a soldier and came back a hero. Our nation is enriched by you being among our number,” she said.
The soldier, who is 6ft 7in tall, was presented with the medal by Australia’s Governor General Quentin Bryce. Â (Sky has more)
I wonder if it was wise to let every Muslim in Austrialia know Â who he is and what Corporal Ben Roberts-Smith looks like. It won’t be long before they know where his wife lives and where his kids go to school. I sincerely hope that Corporal Ben Roberts-Smith carries a concealed weapon at all times and is prepared to use it at the first sign of a Muselmanic attack.