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VC Award winners interview with Neil Mitchell

The three living Victoria Cross recipients have gathered for the unveiling of the new Hall of Valour at the Australian War Memorial. 

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PLAY AUDIO: Neil's fascinating hour-long interview with Ben-Roberts Smith, Mark Donaldson, and Keith Payne

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  • Neil,your interview with our three Victoria Cross winner's was outstanding.They are true hero's and they bring honor to themselves and their country. It would be great for the morale of our troops if you could broadcast from their base in Afghanistan one day in the in the near future.

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    Gary Bevern
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    February 21, 2011, 12:49PM
    • I was mesmerised by your interview. The explanation about a sense of family "Would you have done it for your son?" Just struck a chord and you knew that this was a humble man perhaps slightly bemused that this should have happened to him for doing his job!Amazing!
      Thank you for bringing us this insight into Ordinary men doing Extraordinary things so that we can sleep safe at night. Thank you to all our troops here and abroad.

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      Monica Fuller
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      February 21, 2011, 3:36PM
      • Despite the politics of their deployment at times, the very security of the Australian way of life rests on their shoulders. Despite the fake grins and bravado, the finnancial world would mean nothing without those that sacrafice. They are sometimes used and discarded but oddly enough their ranks are always full. A huge debt of thank is owed to all those that have served. Especially these exceptional few.

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        Anon
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        February 21, 2011, 4:09PM
        • Regardless of ones politics, these three fine men are the epitome of bravery and selflessness. This interview was outstanding and to hear their stories, their willingness to fight for their country and their mates was a privilege and honour. Thankyou Keith, Mark and Ben, for your service and that of your comrades. Special thanks to the families of those who serve for their sacrifices too.

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          Kass Hall
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          February 21, 2011, 4:44PM
          • Look at the smug look on Browne's face as he stands with Julia 2 days ago. He knows he now controls the Labor vacuum. all he wanted was an egotistical spineless cur to manipulate and he got one. Well done Labor...it will be many decades before you can stand tall again!

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            Ned.R.
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            February 25, 2011, 9:36AM
            • Schools. Put on morning address have students study it. Learn just not from there comments; but they way they speak. Pride, mates country. Great Blokes

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              Bob
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              February 26, 2011, 5:40AM

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