Victoria Cross recipient to visit Rocky region this year

THE Victorian Cross recipient Coporal Ben Roberts-Smith is coming to Rockhampton.

Cpl Roberts-Smith will be visiting the region in March as part of a Road Safety campaign.

Roberts-Smith was awarded the Victoria Cross for Australia for his actions during a helicopter assault into Tizak on 11 June 2010 as part of an offensive in the Shah Wali Kot region, while serving with the Special Air Service Regiment during the War in Afghanistan.

Read more in print tomorrow.



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