Military Honours Pte Fraser
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australian infantryman's combat badge
military medal

  Pte Peter Fraser
Private Peter Fraser MM.

Citation accompanying the award of the Military Medal to
Pte. Fraser.

On 17 October 1966 during Operation Queanbeyan in Phuoc Tuy Province South Vietnam, the Anti-Tank Platoon of 5th Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment was directed to clear by a Viet Cong ambush. During the clearing a Section Commander was mortally wounded by a sniper and fell in an exposed position. Heavy enemy fire prevented movement of any members of the section. Private Fraser, the stretcher bearer attached to the Anti-Tank Platoon was told by the Platoon Commander not to go forward to the casualty until the area had been cleared.
Private Fraser however crawled forward under fire, reached the casualty and dressed the wound. Whilst Private Fraser was with the casualty, a sniper concentrated his fire on Private Fraser and with the fire falling only inches from him, Private Fraser continued to assist the casualty. The Platoon Commander then arranged for covering fire to he given by the remainder of the platoon at which time Private Fraser turned his back on the enemy fire to shield the casualty from fire and assisted a carrying party to evacuate the casualty.
During the extraction of the casualty Private Fraser showed complete disregard for his own safety in an effort to give maximum attention to the care of the casualty.

 

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