Ben Roberts-smith

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Birthday
1, 1978
Birthplace
Australia
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
1, 1978 (age 39)
Birthplace
Australia

About

Australian soldier who received both the Medal for Gallantry and the Victoria Cross for defending his troops from enemy fire during a helicopter assault in Tizak.

Before Fame

In 1996, he joined the Australian Army and was posted to the 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment.

Trivia

After being awarded the Victoria Cross, he became the most decorated officer in service with the Commonwealth Defense Forces.

Family Life

He married Emma Roberts-Smith, with whom he had twin daughters named Eve and Elizabeth. His brother, Sam, had a career as an opera singer.

Associated With

Australian Governor General Quentin Bryce presented Roberts-Smith with the Victoria Cross.