A revealing and frank memoir from Daniel Keighran, an unlikely candidate to receive the Victoria Cross.
Daniel Keighran VC was born in 1983 in Nambour, on Queensland's Sunshine Coast. At age eleven, he moved with his family to Lowmead, living on a forty-acre property. Daniel joined the Australian Army in 2000. He deployed to Malaysia, East Timor, Iraq and twice to Afghanistan. He received the Victoria Cross for his actions in the battle of Derapet on 24 August 2010. He was presented the VC in November 2012 by the Governor-General of Australia, Dame Quentin Bryce. Daniel discharged from the regular army in 2011. He became a Council Member of the Australian War Memorial in 2016. Daniel now lives in Brisbane and works for Thales.