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Latest World War II hero Teddy Sheean to posthumously receive Victoria Cross

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison has recommended the Queen posthumously award World War II hero Edward ‘Teddy’ Sheean a Victoria Cross.

Dale Marsh’s painting of Teddy Sheean hangs in the Australian War Memorial.

( Australian War Memorial )Witness accounts from the day have him firing as the ship sank.

Dr Nelson said Teddy Sheean’s story was inspiring.

( Australian War Memorial )In a statement, Tasmania’s Minister for Veteran Affairs Guy Barnett said today’s announcement was “worthy recognition of an extraordinary Tasmanian”.

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