Today i had an amazing privilege,i got to see and touch (couldnt help myself ) Keith Paynes Medal grouping including his V.C. awarded in the Vietnam conflict.
Unusually his Original Medals are kept at the Maryborough Military Museum (Queensland) rather than at the Australian War Museum in Canberra.This was his wish.
They have replicas on display in the museum,however when i talked to the Gentlemen working there and they realized i was a collector of Militaria and shared their passion,they surprized me by getting the originals out of the safe to show me,wow what an honour.
Here is a Bio on Keith Payne and a list of Medals recieved.
A True Hero.
Keith Payne VC OAM
Keith Payne - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia