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Courage under fire, Daniel Keighran VC, with Tony Park

Label
Courage under fire
Title
Courage under fire
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Keighran VC, with Tony Park
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Contributor
Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On 24 August 2010, in battle in Afghanistan, Corporal Daniel Keighran risked his life in a hail of gunfire to save his fellow soldiers. His actions saw him awarded the Victoria Cross for Australia, making him the 99th Australian to receive our country's highest award for bravery. Courage Under Fire tells of Daniel's unlikely journey to become one of Australia's most celebrated soldiers. Growing up was tough for Daniel. When he was eleven, his father showed up in his life, for the first time, with a gunshot wound to the stomach. He relocated his son, daughter and their mother 400 kilometres away from their loving grandparents and a coastal home to a shack with a dirt floor in outback Queensland. From then on, Daniel fought to maintain a sense of order and purpose amid the chaos of family violence and criminal activity. Inspired by his much-loved grandfather, a WWII veteran, Daniel joined the army. There he found the structure that was missing from his teen years. Although just 17, Daniel adapted quickly to the demands of life in the military, always willing to learn, always wanting to grow, always seeking to emulate the example of his grandfather. Courage Under Fire is an outstanding military memoir, packed with tales of multiple tours, accounts of extraordinary camaraderie, and a reflection on the unseen cost of service. Most of all it is a testament to the idea that anything is possible if you know what you stand for
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
ANL:PDS
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Keighran, Daniel
Dewey number
355.0092
Literary form
non fiction
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Park, Tony
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  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Victoria Cross
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Soldiers
Label
Courage under fire, Daniel Keighran VC, with Tony Park
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000067935307
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9781760787653
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Stock number
NLApp90956
System control number
(OCoLC)1184235991
Label
Courage under fire, Daniel Keighran VC, with Tony Park
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000067935307
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9781760787653
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Stock number
NLApp90956
System control number
(OCoLC)1184235991

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