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Victoria Cross For Aussie Hero

oyal Australian Navy Ordinary Seaman Edward “Teddy” Sheean was struck by Japanese torpedo bombers in the Timor Sea during World War II. As the corvette sank, a wounded Sheean strapped himself into an anti-aircraft gun and provided covering fire as fellow sailors abandoned ship. Forty-nine of his crewmates survived.

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