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Australian Infantryman's Combat Badge
Medal For Gallantry

David Robertson
BDR David Steven Robertson

Citation accompanying the award of Medal For Gallantry to
BDR David Robertson.

For acts of gallantry in action in hazardous circumstances on 20 March 2011 while a joint fires observer in Mentoring Task Force - Two on Operation SLIPPER in Afghanistan.

Bombardier Robertson’s prolonged acts of gallantry, selflessness and professional mastery under heavy enemy fire enabled him, from an exposed observation post, to direct the efforts of mortar-fire in the suppression of a number of well concealed enemy positions.

His bravery in extremely hazardous conditions guaranteed the safety of his own team and prevented casualties among advancing Australian and Afghan forces.

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