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THE FIGHTING FOURTH
MALAYSIA/BORNEO   -   SOUTH VIETNAM   -  EAST TIMOR/TIMOR LESTE   -   IRAQ   -   AFGHANISTAN
James Rivers
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James RIVERS
Malaysia & Borneo 1965/66
Commendation for Brave Conduct
DUTY  FIRST
The Commendation for Brave Conduct is a bravery decoration awarded to Australians. It is awarded for an act of bravery that is worthy of recognition. The Commendation for Brave Conduct was created in February 1975. The decorations recognise acts of bravery by members of the community who selflessly put themselves in jeopardy to protect the lives or property of others. It is ranked fourth in the Australian bravery decoration in the Australian Honours System.
(text courtesy of Wikipedia)
Commendation for Brave Conduct
On the morning of 1 September 2004, Mr Rivers assisted a female bank employee escape from an offender involved in an attempted bank robbery at Neutral Bay, New South Wales.

Two intruders had made their way into a bank by smashing an opening through an adjacent building, and lay in wait for the bank staff to arrive at work. The men detained the first two staff members as they entered the bank, demanding the codes to the safe as they ripped out
cables from the closed circuit television system.
A third staff member arrived at work to see customers, including Mr Rivers, queuing outside the bank. The teller tried to locate her colleagues inside, but one of the intruders intercepted her. As she attempted to retreat, the masked intruder grabbed her.

Despite the volatile situation and uncertainty as to whether firearms were present, Mr Rivers rushed through the front door to the tellerís aid, struggling with the offender. As Mr Rivers wrestled with the intruder, the man freed his grip on the bank teller, enabling her to escape to safety.

The intruder motioned that he was armed, and threatened Mr Rivers to back off or be shot. The intruder then retreated from the scene and escaped.

For his actions, Mr Jim Rivers is commended for his brave conduct.
DUTY FIRST
the motto of the Royal Australian Regiment
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