New Zealands most highly decorated soldier quits

first_imgWELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) – New Zealand’s most highly decorated soldier is quitting the military to work with young people.Corporal Willie Apiata is the only living New Zealander to hold the country’s top award for battlefield gallantry, the Victoria Cross. The 40-year-old won the honor after saving the life of a severely injured soldier in Afghanistan in 2004. According to his Army citation, Apiata carried the bleeding soldier 70 meters (230 feet) through enemy fire to safety. 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family The vital role family plays in society Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Comments   Share   New high school in Mesa lets students pick career pathscenter_img Top Stories Sponsored Stories Prime Minister John Key confirmed to reporters Wednesday that Apiata is joining the High Wire Charitable Trust near Auckland to work with vulnerable youth.Apiata was a soldier for 23 years, rising to become a member of the elite Special Air Service.He was named New Zealand’s most trusted person in a 2008 Reader’s Digest survey.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breacheslast_img


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