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Willie Apiata, VC

Little, Paul

Willie Apiata, VC

the reluctant hero

by Little, Paul

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Published by Viking in North Shore, N.Z, New York, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Apiata, Willie, -- 1972-,
  • Heroes -- New Zealand -- Biography,
  • Afghan War, 2001- -- Participation, New Zealand

  • Edition Notes

    StatementPaul Little.
    GenreBiography.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDS371.43.A65 L58 2008
    The Physical Object
    Pagination255 p. :
    Number of Pages255
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23076628M
    ISBN 100670073202
    ISBN 109780670073207
    LC Control Number2008531904
    OCLC/WorldCa271370718

    Willie's military career is what he is famous for. Willie applied for the SAS in but was unsuccessful. From July to April , Willie served in East Timor as a member of New Zealand's third Battalion. He then again tried to join the SAS and succeeded in Willie Apiata is a true hero not just in my eyes but many others also.   What's more, another photo of a bearded Apiata in camo gear, presumably printed with official permission, was published when his book was released in The photo is captioned: "IN ACTION: Willie Apiata in Afghanistan". Fact is, one, it was known that the SAS was there, presumably with its most decorated member.

      This book will not only establish the place of Corporal Apiata in New Zealand's history but will give an insight into the nature of a man who is truly a reluctant hero. While to most of us his actions seemed extraordinary and heroic, Corporal Apiata felt he was an ordinary Kiwi just 'doing his job'.Format: Paperback. "Corporal Willie Apiata is a war hero who asked to return to Afghanistan. He was paraded in front of the public and the media here and around the world when he won his Victoria Cross.

    Buy Willie Apiata, VC: The Reluctant Hero (Younger Readers) by Paul Little for $ at Mighty Ape NZ. In stock now. Willie Apiata's best-selling biography abridged & re-written for younger readers. ON A DARK AND COLD AFGHANISTAN HILLTOP, LANCE CORPORAL. Bill (Willie) Apiata VC is the first, and so far only, recipient of the Victoria Cross for New Zealand, which was instituted in to replace the British Victoria Cross. He earned the award for rescuing a wounded comrade under fire in Afghanistan in See Reluctant hero - .


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Willie Apiata – VC - A Reluctant Hero by Paul Little is a biography/memoir of Apiata, the first New Zealander since World War Two to receive the Victo For New Zealanders to bestow the title ‘hero’ upon someone, he or she must not only perform great deeds but also possess exceptional character/5.

It's been over 60 years since the last New Zealander won a Victoria Cross so a book on Willie Apiata is a major publishing event. Willie Apiata VC: The reluctant hero hits book shelves this week. Paul Little. Paul Little is one of New Zealand's most experienced journalists.

He has been editor of Metro, the New Zealand Listener and FQMen magazines, contributed to numerous other publications and also written for television and radio.

He is the author of three previous biographies, Arrested Development: The Aaron Cohen Story, Hayley Westenra: The World at Her Feet and Willie Apiata, VC. Willie Apiata, VC, is a terrific read for active duty and reserve soldiers for his example of overcoming (temporary) career setbacks, achieving goals and demonstrating true courage under fire.

Apiata's story serves as an example for everyone who faces challenges, setbacks and adversity. Must read. Read more.4/5(1).

Corporal Bill (Willy) Henry Apiata VC NZSAS Bill (Willy) Henry Apiata was born on 28 June in Mangakino in the Waikato. His birth certificate carries the first name "Bill" but he is known as. It says something about the pulling power of Willie Apiata VC that the launch of Post Transition at the Auckland War Memorial attracted so much interest on Thursday.

Prince Harry greeted with Author: Mike Mcroberts. corporal bill ('willie') apiata has gifted his victoria cross to the new zealand sas trust 24 April Corporal Apiata, the first New Zealander to be awarded the Victoria Cross since the Second World War, has now decided to gift his VC and campaign medals to the New Zealand Special Air Service Trust based in Papakura, Auckland.

Willie Apiata - humble Kiwi hero Corporal Bill Henry "Willie" Apiata was the first winner of the new Victoria Cross (VC) of New Zealand, which was instituted in This content can be shared and edited for the purpose of promoting New Zealand as a visitor destination. Get this from a library.

Willie Apiata, VC: the reluctant hero. [Paul Little] -- Corporal Willie Apiata became the first New Zealander since the Second World War to be awarded the Commonwealth's highest military award for his actions with the NZ SAS in Afghanistan. From his early. Willie Apiata. K likes. Bill Henry "Willie" Apiata, VC (born 28 June ) is a former corporal in the New Zealand Special Air Service, who became the.

The gunfight in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan, is the battle for which Willie Apiata was awarded a Victoria Cross, for bravery under fire.

He carried a seriously wounded soldier 70 metres. Willie Apiata, VC The Reluctant Hero Mass Market Paperback – January 1, by Paul; John Little; Lockyer (Author) out of 5 stars 1 rating.

See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from 4/5(1). Willie Apiata VC The Reluctant Hero. pg I have y share of bad days, but all it takes is a little rest and maybe unloading on somebody and you will either fix it pr. This book will not only establish the place of Corporal Apiata in New Zealand's history but will give an insight into the nature of a man who is truly a reluctant hero.

While to most of us his actions seemed extraordinary and heroic, Corporal Apiata felt he was an ordinary Kiwi just 'doing his job'.Seller Rating: % positive.

Willie Apiata VC Bill Henry "Willie" Apiata, VC (born 28 June ) is a former corporal in the New Zealand Special Air Service, who became the first recipient of the Victoria Cross for New Zealand.

He received the award on 2 July for bravery under fire during the War in Afghanistan inin which he carried a gravely wounded comrade. Apiata is the only living New Zealander with a VC, the highest military honour. He won the award for rescuing an injured fellow soldier under enemy fire in Afghanistan in Bill Henry “Willie” Apiata () was born in Mangakino, New Zealand on 28th June His father is Maori and his mother is Pakeha.

His parents separated when he was very young, and he has not had contact with his father for several years. His early childhood was spent at Waima in Northland before the family moved to Te Kaha when he was.

Paul Little has 11 books on Goodreads with ratings. Paul Little’s most popular book is Willie Apiata VC: The Reluctant Hero. what willie apaita did to receive the victoria cross. The story of New Zealand war hero Willie Apiata's extraordinary and inspiring feats, told in his own words. Corporal Willie Apiata became the first New Zealander since the Second World War to be awarded the Commonwealth's highest military award for his actions with the NZ SAS in Afghanistan.

Corporal Apiata’s VC is the first awarded to a serving member of the SAS anywhere in the Commonwealth. The award, announced on July 2, is the first New Zealand Victoria Cross to ever be awarded and the only Victoria Cross to be awarded to a New Zealander since Size: KB.Post Transition Ltd is a social and business enterprise established to highlight and address some of the challenges faced by Military Personnel as they transition to civilian life both at home and in the workplace.

Borne out of the personal experience by Willie Apiata VC and the well documented universal challenges that transitioners moving.The Victoria Cross for New Zealand (VC) is a military decoration awarded for valour or gallantry in the presence of the enemy to members of the New Zealand Armed may be awarded to a person of any rank in any service and civilians under military command, and is presented to the recipient by the Governor-General of New Zealand during an investiture held at Government House, ility: New Zealand military personnel.