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WWII hero Teddy Sheean awarded Victoria Cross, 78 years to the day after ‘stuff of legend’ – ABC News

Seventy-eight years to the day after his heroic actions in World War II, Ordinary Seaman Edward ‘Teddy’ Sheean becomes the first Navy crew member to be awarded…

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Seventy-eight years to the day since his heroic actions in World War II, Ordinary Seaman Edward ‘Teddy’ Sheean has become the first Navy crew member to be awarded Australia’s highest military honour, the Victoria Cross.
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  • Tasmanian war hero Edward ‘Teddy’ Sheean has been awarded a Victoria Cross, 78 years after he died in battle
  • The 18-year-old was last seen aboard HMAS Armidale in 1942 and was shooting at Japanese aircraft as the ship sank
  • Politicians, historians and Sheean’s family have…

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