20 November 2014

Timor Leste Solidarity Medal

I mentioned before that some stories we can't tell completely. This is sometimes due to family circumstances or the medals might be subject to a police investigation. This case is along those lines.
I received this Timor Leste Solidarity Medal from my contact Jackie of Australia Post. The medal had come adrift from it's packaging. Luckily the cardboard sleeve had the soldier's name so I was able to track him down. It wasn't easy but a very helpful grandfather pointed me in the right direction.
It turns out that the medal was awarded to a former soldier who is now a Queensland Police Officer. 
The returned medal tally is now 1572.

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