New Australian Stamps on Victoria Cross Honored Soldiers

australia victoria cross stampsFive of Australia’s most honourable and courageous soldiers have been stamped into history as the recipients of the 2015 Australia Post Legends Award.The nation’s finest, whom are all receivers of the Victoria Cross, were presented with the prestigious award that sees them immortalised onto postage stamps.

The stamps feature:

Keith Payne, our oldest living VC recipient, who was awarded for his bravery in rescuing wounded solders during the Vietnam War in 1969;

Mark Donaldson, who was awarded for drawing Taliban fire away from casualties in 2008;

Daniel Keighran, recognised for his actions during a fire fight in Afghanistan in 2010;

Ben Roberts-Smith, also awarded for his actions in drawing enemy fire in Aghanistan in 2010;

And Cameron Baird, who was killed in Afghanistan in June 2013. Australia Post will donate $1 to Legacy from selected products purchased from the Legends range.

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