Cameron Baird VC
Written by ACM   
Thursday, 20 February 2014
The parents of Cameron Stewart Baird, the Special Forces commando killed in action in Afghanistan last year, received the Victoria Cross (VC) on his behalf today.

Governor-General Quentin Bryce presented the medal at a ceremony in Canberra that paid tribute to the life and bravery of the Tasmanian-born corporal.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 Corporal Baird, 32, from the Sydney-based 2 Commando Regiment, was shot
 
 
 
 
 
 
Photo: The parents of Cameron Stewart Baird, the Special Forces commando killed in action in Afghanistan last year, received the Victoria Cross (VC) on his behalf today.  Governor-General Quentin Bryce presented the medal at a ceremony in Canberra that paid tribute to the life and bravery of the Tasmanian-born corporal.  Corporal Baird, 32, from the Sydney-based 2 Commando Regiment, was shot dead during a battle to take an insurgent-held compound in the village of Ghawchak, in Afghanistan's Khod Valley, on June 22 last year.   He is the 100th recipient of the medal, the highest award presented for bravery during wart