PRIVATE CHAD ELLIOTT
Elliott, 36, was fast tracked into special forces after joining 4RAR (Cdo) via a direct recruiting scheme in 2004. Went to Afghanistan three times and was seriously wounded when he was shot in the femur on his second trip in 2007.
CORPORAL JODY TIECHE
UK-born but Perth raised, Tieche, 34, joined the ADF in 2002 before being posted to 4RAR (Cdo). Deployed as a medic to Afghanistan twice and saved Elliott’s life on his first tour.
CORPORAL MARK DONALDSON VC
The boy from Dorrigo who became one of Australia’s most decorated veterans when he received the first Victoria Cross to be awarded since Vietnam. The 39-yearold worked closely with Voodoo Medics and was treated by them during numerous Afghan tours.
CORPORAL JEREMY HOLDER MG
Holder, 34, joined the army as a medic in 2002 and was posted to 4RAR (Cdo). Went to Afghanistan in 2006 and later received a Medal of Gallantry for saving six commandos and an interpreter during Operation Perth. Treated hundreds of casualties during that trip including many Afghan civilians.
MAJOR DAN PRONK
An doctor who completed SAS selection, Pronk went to Afghanistan four times 2009-13. Awarded a CDS in 2012. Accompanied special forces operators on more than 100 combat missions.
MAJOR BRAM CONNOLLY DSM
A 20-year army veteran, Connolly, 44, received the Distinguished Service Medal for leadership in combat in Afghanistan. Was platoon commander during the infamous battle of Zabat Kalay.