New Zealand Army Corporal Bill Apiata left, performs a traditional Maori hongis with the Governor General Anand Satyanand, right, after receiving the Victoria Cross medal at an investiture ceremony at Government House in Wellington, New Zealand, Thursday, July 26, 2007. Special Air Services commando Cpl. Apiata, received the top award for valor Thursday for carrying on his shoulders a critically wounded comrade through enemy fire to safety during a battle with Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan.
Photo by AP Images May 22, 2012
Copyright © 2013 Yahoo! New Zealand
All rights reserved.
Select your region to see news and weather for your area.