Queen's Birthday medals award heroic wartime rescue in Iraq

Harley Dennett
Updated June 14 2021 - 6:39am, first published 12:00am

A Gallantry Decoration has been awarded in this year's Queens' Birthday honours list, recognising Corporal Mitchell Howden for leading an heroic rescue of injured personnel at Camp Taji in Iraq while risking his own life.

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Harley Dennett

Harley Dennett

Public Service Editor

Former federal politics bureau chief for the Canberra Times, via a career that's taken me from rural Victoria to Washington DC. Telling the stories of my local LGBTI community brought me to political journalism, where I've covered eight budgets, four national elections in two countries, Defence, public service and international governance.

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