View Full Version : Kiwi SAS Corporal receives Victoria Cross

07-05-2007, 08:21
I was only doing my job, says Victoria Cross hero

The Royal New Zealand Returned Services Association is saluting New Zealand's latest recipient of the Victoria Cross.

RSA president John Campbell said SAS corporal Bill Apiata's actions were courageous and he deserved the recognition he had received.

"His courageous actions, with total disregard for his own safety, saved the life of his comrade and should be saluted by all New Zealanders," Mr Campbell said.

"He deservedly joins the ranks of our heroes who have gone before him."

Corporal Apiata, the first New Zealander to be awarded the Victoria Cross since the Second World War, has said he was only doing his job.

He is to receive the elite award after carrying an injured colleague through enemy fire in Afghanistan.


Bill Harsey
07-05-2007, 09:06
Corporal Apiata,
Thanks for just doing your job, very well.

07-05-2007, 09:30
Great post on a job well done.

x SF med
07-05-2007, 12:41
Good on ya, Corporal - it's not the medal, it's your buddy that counts.:lifter

07-05-2007, 13:44
Ka pai (Thank you) Corporal for continuing the proud tradition of the NZSAS,

You made me proud to be a Kiwi :lifter

Hei konā rā (out)