Bill (Willie) Apiata VC

Bill (Willie) Apiata VC is the first, and so far only, recipient of the Victoria Cross for New Zealand, which was instituted in 1999 to replace the British Victoria Cross. He earned the award for rescuing a wounded comrade under fire in Afghanistan in 2004.

See Reluctant hero - a documentary about Willie Apiata (NZ On Screen):

Reluctant Hero

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