Monday, June 1, 2009

A Hero's Welcome

Image Courtesy Waitangi Trust
When Corporal Willie Apiata VC visited Waitangi he was given a hero's welcome. Apiata, a corporal with Special Air Services of New Zealand is the first recipient of the Victoria Cross of New Zealand, which he was awarded on July 2, 2007 for bravery under fire in Afghanistan, when he carried one of his fellow soldiers to safety through an active battlefield.

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