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VC1355    Mark Gregor Strang Donaldson

Name   Mark Gregor Strang Donaldson    No.      

VC Issue No.   1355   Awards   VC    

Regiment   Australian Special Air Service, Special Operations Task Group



Rank VC Won   Trooper

Rank End Of Career   Corporal

Place Of Birth   Waratah, Newcastle, New South Wales


Gazetted    20th January 2009 (embargoed press release 15th January 2009)

VC Presented   16th January 2009 by Quentin Bryce, Governor-General of Australia at Government House, Canberra, ACT, Australia



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BORN    2 April 1979


VC Won  2 September 2008  AGE   29

Place VC Won   Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan

War/Campaign   Operation SLIPPER, Afghanistan


Plaque (2010 plinth) at The Australians of the Year Walk, Lake Burley Griffin foreshore, Canberra, ACT, Australia

By The Way…

Voted Young Australian of the Year in 2010, and became Patron in Chief of the Australian charity ‘Soldier On’ in 2012

VC Held By

Australian War Memorial, Hall of Valour, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia  On Loan

VC Ephemera

Afghanistan War