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Dasher

The Kevin Wheatley VC Story

Michael C. Madden

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BIG SKY PUBLISHING
01 November 2021
Kevin 'Dasher' Wheatley VC is one of the most extraordinary characters in Australian history. Dasher was a husband, father, champion footballer and one of the finest soldiers this country has ever produced. The story of his sacrifice is used by the ADF as a perfect example of valour and mateship to this day. Although he is one of the most famous Victoria Cross recipients of all time, his story has never been fully told. Until now.

Dasher: The Kevin Wheatley VC Story was written with first-hand accounts from Dasher's family and the men who served and fought alongside him. It tells not only the story of an unlikely lad from the mean streets of Sydney, but that of a soldier whose death devastated the ranks of three armies and changed the way Australia dealt with the overseas loss of service people forever. Everyone who met the man has a Dasher Wheatley story of larrikin behaviour, outstanding soldiering, stunning valour, or all three.

Forwarded by Keith Payne VC and featuring the 2021 investiture of Dasher's American Silver Star, an award 56 years in the making, this book also investigates other gallantry awards Wheatley qualified for but was never given.
By:   Michael C. Madden
Imprint:   BIG SKY PUBLISHING
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 230mm,  Width: 153mm, 
ISBN:   9781922488657
ISBN 10:   1922488658
Pages:   324
Publication Date:   01 November 2021
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Born in Melbourne, Michael C Madden is the son of a Totally & Permanently Incapacitated Vietnam veteran. Michael has a deep passion for writing and Australian military history. He runs a military medal business in Berwick, Victoria and has published four novels and many short stories. His last book The Victoria Cross: Australia Remembers was released in 2018.

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