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The Resource Courage under fire, Daniel Keighran VC, with Tony Park

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
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
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 muchloved 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
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Keighran, Daniel
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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1964-
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Park, Tony
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  • Keighran, Daniel
  • Australia
  • Soldiers
  • Afghan War, 2001-2021
  • Afghan War, 2001-2021
  • Victoria Cross
Target audience
adult
Label
Courage under fire, Daniel Keighran VC, with Tony Park
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
373 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760787653
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits
Label
Courage under fire, Daniel Keighran VC, with Tony Park
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
373 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760787653
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits

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