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Medal/Decoration Awarded To:

Aucamp P.J, 2 Lt
11 Commando
SA Infantry Corps
SA Army

HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)

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Second Lieutenant Pieter Joshua Aucamp was awarded the Honoris Crux for his actions and bravery during the battle of Quicombe on 11 November 1975, during Operation Savannah, who, as platoon leader of the mortar platoon, personally carried two of his wounded men to the road for evacuation, after an enemy mortar had struck right in the middle of their position, wounding some fifteen of the mortarists. By the next day he had the rest of his mortar platoon ready for action again

Here we do not ONLY honour the recipient of the award, but also the circumstances and the other individuals without which the award would simply not have been possible. Even though we honour ONE PERSON's deeds, we must always remember that he did NOT operate alone and in isolation. Many unsung heroes made it possible for him to be there in those exact circumstances. So let us always remember ALL of them, especially those that paid with their lives and received no recognition. Please feel free to mention others that deserve to be remembered with, and as part of the actions of the recipient.

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