He has served five tours in Afghanistan, and the last time he was there Corporal Ben Roberts-Smith received the highest military award for bravery, the Victoria Cross.

Here is a national hero, received by The Queen – SAS Corporal Ben Roberts -Smith – ready to give his life for his country. He is in the tradition of the greatest Australians.

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                [This moving interview by Mike Willessee was broadcast in the Sunday Night Show, 26 February, 2012, on Channel 7]