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Bali Bombers Executed
Australian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | 9th November 2008

Posted on 11/08/2008 11:25:50 PM PST by naturalman1975

The Indonesian Attorney-General's Office has confirmed that the three Bali bombers have been executed by firing squad for their involvement in the 2002 bombings which killed more than 202 people, including 88 Australians.

A spokesman for the Attorney-General, Jasman Pandjaitan, said all three men have been declared dead.

Earlier news emerged from inside the Bali bombers' prison on Nusakambangan Island in Central Java that the three men - Imam Samudra, 38, Amrozi, 47, and Mukhlas, 48 - were killed.

All three were shot at the same time by three separate firing squads about 12:15am (local time), before a medical team declared them dead.

The bombers' families have also acknowledged the deaths of the three men.

Their bodies have been cleaned and wrapped by family members in preparation for their burials in their home villages in East and West Java later today.

Local news websites are reporting that the three men were driven 10 minutes away to an isolated area within an abandoned prison called Nirbaya, which is also on the island.

The three men were sentenced over the attacks five years ago.

A helicopter will take the remains of Imam Samudra to his village of Serang in West Java.

A brother of Amrozi says his brother is a martyr.

"We confirm that our brother has passed away. Now his soul is flying with the green birds into heaven," he said.

The executions have been repeatedly delayed by a series of failed appeals and most recently, by the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in September.

The bombers said they carried out the attacks in retaliation for US-led aggression in Afghanistan and Iraq.

In a statement issued by their lawyers before the executions, the men said their blood would "become the light for the faithful ones and burning hellfire for the infidels and hypocrites".

In an earlier interview, the militants said their only regret was that some Muslims were killed in the blasts.

The two explosions on Bali's Kuta strip on October 12, 2002 - one at Paddy's Bar and the other at the Sari Club - dealt a severe blow to the island's tourist industry.

Travel warning

Yesterday Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith said the Government was reissuing its travel warning for Indonesia.

People are being warned to reconsider any travel to Indonesia and Bali due to the possibility of reprisal attacks.

Mr Smith says the Government is aware that a large number of Australian students are planning to go to Indonesia for schoolies week from mid-November.

He says they want students and parents to be aware that reprisals could occur.

"The executions could prompt a strong reaction," he said.

"We continue to receive credible information that terrorists could be planning attacks in Indonesia.

"You should exercise great care, particularly around locations such as beaches, bars, malls and other venues associated with foreign interests."

The attacks by the south-east Asian militant group Jemaah Islamiah (JI) were intended to deter foreigners as part of a drive to make Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country, part of a larger Islamic caliphate.

Although there have been no major bomb attacks since 2005, Indonesia is still considered at risk.

The Indonesian anti-terrorist unit, Detachment 88, was involved in a series of raids last year that authorities say rounded up the heads of JI and its military wing.


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Front Page News; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bali; balibombers; balibombing; execution; greenbirds; gwot; indonesia; jihadisinhell; terrortrials; wot
In memoriam:

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1 posted on 11/08/2008 11:25:50 PM PST by naturalman1975
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To: naturalman1975

NEVER FORGET

You hurt us bombing Bali, but we can take the pain,
But if you think you'll beat us you can think a-bloody-gain.
We battled at Gallipoli and we fought the bloody Hun
Of all the arseholes we've have faced you're just another one

You won't get your hands dirty, you won't fire a gun
Whenever danger threatens you just pack your gear and run
You brainwash innocent children to do your evil deeds
Be careful you don't let them know just where it really leads


You get them to believe all of your bigotry and lying
Until they cannot see that there's no glory in their dying
Now we'd like to pose a question, answer if you can
What's so holy 'bout a book that says to kill your fellow man?

Now listen hard and listen well, we're giving you the word
You're never going to beat us you spineless bloody turd
You'd never face us personally you haven't got the guts
You know that if you ever did we'd grind your bloody nuts

Our spirit is unbroken, and our heads are still unbowed
We sure as hell aren't scared of you or of your gutless crowd
So understand, you mongrel dogs - you'll never win because
What you're really up against is the spirit that is OZ

Your first try didn't beat us, and we knew you'd try again
But once again, we're telling you we'll take the bloody pain
Your bombing killed some people and you think you've made a stand
Well, let me tell you something 'bout the people of my land

We went ashore on ANZAC day, over 90 years ago
Our people went to war with Turks who share your faith, you know
Today, the Turks and us are friends because we understand
That killing for religion isn't something our God planned

Be clear that we will fight you, and we will defeat your kind
If we need to, we will crush you and leave none of you behind
We are not the kind of people, who go 'round starting fights
But we will help to finish them, and stand up for our rights

And we do not stand alone, there's Yanks and there is Brits
We stood with them, they'll stand with us, to wipe out all you shits
There's others too, of course, you've bitten off more than you'll chew
But we'll stuff it down your throats, and then we'll kick the crap from you

We're not afraid of you, you see, no matter how you hope
We'll back down when the last of you is swinging from a rope
Or lying bleeding in a ditch, or shot down on a beach
I warn you, I'd start running - but there's nowhere we won't reach

You aim your bombs at us, but you don't care who you killed
You're mad at us, but it's Indonesian graves that you have filled
You can't even kill properly, so you haven't got a prayer
And when you die, there will not be a paradise waiting there

It was said before, but you didn't learn, so I'll say it again
You cannot hope to beat us, because we will take the pain
You don't scare us, you mongrel dogs, you pigs, you unclean swine
Us Aussies still possess the spirit that was at Lone Pine

At Ypres, and then at the Somme, and at Villers Bretonneux
At Tobruk, and at Kokoda, and wherever enemies were
At Kapyong, and at Long Tan, and at places with no name
The spirit that is Oz has really always been the same

You're scum, you're filth, you're evil, and you are on borrowed time
If you want to be martyrs, then we will oblige you, slime
And we're not alone, remember that, we've stood up with our mates
And they will stand with us, as we send you to your fates

2 posted on 11/08/2008 11:28:33 PM PST by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: naturalman1975

Amen..So glad they were caught and executed.


3 posted on 11/08/2008 11:31:34 PM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: naturalman1975
I believe, on this day I believe it is right to acknowledge the heroism and dedication of many that resulted from this attack.

On October 2003, at Bali, Indonesia, Islamist terrorists detonated a number of bombs in an attempt to kill innocent victims. 202 people were killed. 88 of these were Australians. This makes it, by far, the greatest terrorist atrocity in Australia's history - and it ranks quite highly on the overall list.

We remember the dead, but for some reason, in my opinion at least, we haven't really remembered the heroes of that day. While, by no means, all those heroes were Australian - there were many among the local population from all accounts - Australia honoured a large number of people for their courage, and other service, during that difficult time. And yet, most people don't even know their names.

Two of these people earned the Cross of Valour (CV) which is officially equivalent in stature to the Victoria Cross (VC), and yet, most people have never heard of them.

I'd like to do what I can to change that. And so I have this list of those honoured by the Australian government for what they did during and after the Bali bombings. Most are Australian, but not all - there is even an American among them.

There are many, many heroes in uniform. But not all heroes wear uniforms. Some are men and women who are in the wrong place at the wrong time - and do what they can to make things right.

Where I have been able to locate citations, they are included below.I haven't been able to find citations for all awards that should have them.

Lest We Forget.

BRAVERY AWARDS

CROSS OF VALOUR (CV)


For acts of the most conspicuous courage in circumstances of extreme peril.

Senior Constable Timothy Ian BRITTEN, WA

Citation: At approximately 11.30pm on 12 October 2002, following a terrorist bombing in Bali, Constable Timothy Britten placed his life in danger by repeatedly entering the burning Sari Club to rescue a seriously injured woman and to search for survivors.

Constable Britten, a West Australian police officer on secondment to the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in East Timor, was in Bali on leave. As he walked to his hotel, he heard an explosion that he recognized as a bomb blast. He immediately ran approximately 800 metres toward the Sari Club, through narrow streets blocked by hundreds of panicking people fleeing the site. The Sari Club was reduced to a burning shell and large numbers of burned and seriously injured people were lying on the roadway and footpath. On being told that a woman was trapped in the building, Constable Britten ran into the burning Club and made his way through the debris as gas cylinders exploded all around him. He managed to locate the severly injured woman, but was forced back by the intense heat and flames. He returned to the street and sought help from a man who was there searching for his friends. Constable Britten, wearing only a light singlet top, shorts and thongs, ran back into the burning building with the other person to try to rescue the woman but, having no protective clothing, was forced back by the intensity of the flames. Outside the Club, they were doused in bottled water and together ran back into the building to rescue the woman. On this attempt, they managed to reach the woman, who was still conscious but pinned down by rubble and a piece of iron. Throughout this time and later in searching the building for other survivors, Constable Britten was aware that he was in danger of being severly injured at least and possibly, of losing his life, as he believed that another explosion had been planned by the terrorists to disrupt rescue efforts and kill emergency workers. Despite this constant fear and severe burns to his arm, Constable Britten persisted in the rescue until the woman was prised free and could be pulled from the wreckage. The men carried her out of the Club and placed her on a truck to be taken to hospital. They then both went back into the burning building to look for more survivors, but could see only dead bodies. Although Constable Britten wanted to continue entering the building to retrieve the bodies of victims, he was prevented by the growing intensity of the fire and further gas explosions.

Over the next hour, Constable Britten and the other person carried the badly wounded from the street outside the club to waiting trucks. At one stage, they were stopped at gunpoint by an Indonesian police officer. It was only when Constable Britten produced his police identification that the two men were allowed to continue their rescue efforts. Constable Britten remained at the site helping Indonesian police and security guards, and only when he felt assured that emergency workers had the Sari Club site secured did he return to his hotel. On that night, Constable Britten selflessly placed himself in constant danger sustaining severe burns to his arm, requiring skin grafts; deep cuts and abrasions to his feet from explosion debris; potential injury from gas cylinder explosions; and exposure to deadly infection from blood-borne diseases.

By his actions, Constable Britten displayed the most conspicuous courage in circumstances of extreme peril.

Richard John JOYES, Scarborough WA

Citation: Mr Joyes has requested his citation not be publically displayed. Suffice it to say, he is the 'other person' described in Senior Constable Britten's citation.

STAR OF COURAGE (SC)


For acts of conspicuous courage in circumstances of great peril.

Ben Michael CLOHESSY, Madeley WA

Natalie Joy GOOLD, Croydon South VIC

Citation: On the night of Saturday, 12 October 2002 and in the early hours of Sunday, 13 October 2002, Miss Goold rescued her severly injured friend from Paddy’s Bar, Bali, following a terrorist bombing.

Miss Goold was in Paddy’s Bar, Bali, with another woman, at the time of the bombings. After the second explosion, Miss Goold escaped from Paddy’s Bar and ran down a laneway towards a window to look back into the bar to locate her friend. Miss Goold saw that her friend was badly injured. Despite the building being engulfed in flames, Miss Goold climbed back into the Bar through a broken window. Miss Goold’s friend had severe injuries to one of her legs and part of her right arm had been blown off. Miss Goold dragged her friend to the laneway with the help of a man who came to her assistance. Miss Goold asked two men for their shirts and used the shirts to tie tourniquets around her friend’s wounds. One of the men helped the injured to hospital. Miss Goold made sure her friend was taken to hospital and stayed by her side during their medical evacuation to Australia. In the rescue of her friend, Miss Goold sustained burns to her right arm and hand.

By her actions, Miss Goold displayed conspicuous courage.

Robert Alan MEREDITH, Engadine NSW

Citation: On the night of Saturday, 12 October 2002 and in the early hours of Sunday, 13 October 2002, Mr Meredith helped to rescue people from the Sari Club, Bali, following a terrorist bombing.

Mr Meredith was with a group of friends in the Sari Club at the time of the two terrorist bombings. Mr Meredith recognized the explosions as bombs having lived near an Army Base. The second bomb threw Mr Meredith two metres onto his back, winding him badly. Despite intense heat and flames, Mr Meredith and his friends managed to help about ten people escape from the Club by lifting them over a wall. Under the weight of people, the wall collapsed onto Mr Meredith, injuring his feet and legs and ripping off his thongs. He managed to get to a staircase from where he helped another group of people to safety away from the fire. Mr Meredith sustained cuts and burns to his feet.

By his actions, Mr Meredith displayed conspicuous courage.

Lauren John MUNRO, Forbes NSW

Citation: On the night of Saturday, 12 October 2002 and in the early hours of Sunday, 13 October 2002. Mr Munro helped to rescue several people from the Sari Club, Bali, following a terrorist bombing.

Mr Munro was in the Sari Club with a group of friends from the Forbes Rugby Union football club at the time of the two terrorist bombings. The second explosion threw him to the ground and left his unconscious for a time. After regaining consciousness. Mr Munro saw that the roof at the Sari Club was engulfed in flames. Despite the intensity of the heat, Mr Munro stopped to rescue an injured woman, who had been struck by falling roof beams. Mr Munro managed to pull the woman free and carried her out of the burning building and over a wall of rubble. Mr Munro stayed to help several other people over the wall into an adjacent laneway. Mr Munro returned to the entrance of the Club and re-entered the building. For approximately the next two hours he carried out many more injured people to trucks and cars. He also helped to fight the fire.

By his actions, Mr Munro displayed conspicuous courage.

BRAVERY MEDAL (BM)

For acts of bravery in hazardous circumstances.

Luke Brewster GORDON, Woronora Heights NSW

Citation: On the night of Saturday, 12 October 2002 and in the early hours of Sunday, 13 October 2003, Mr Gordon rescued people from the Sari Club, Bali, following a terrorist bombing

Mr Gordon was with a group of friends in the Sari Club at the time of the bombings. The force of the second explosion threw Mr Gordon to the ground. Amidst falling debris and flames, Mr Gordon made his way towards an opening next to a wall at the back of the Club. Once there Mr Gordon and his friends helped many people over the wall and out of the club to safety until the fire became too intense to remain any longer.

Randal Peter GRAYSON, Forbes NSW

Jake Michael GRONEBERG, Mullumbimby NSW

Citation: On the night of Saturday, 12 October 2002, and in the early hours of 13 October, 2002, Mr Groneberg helped rescue many injured people from the Sari Club, Bali, following a terrorist bombing.

Mr Groneberg was in a nearby café at the time of the bombings. On hearing the explosions, Mr Groneberg ran to the Sari Club and helped carry out many of the injured from the building, which was engulfed in flames. Mr Groneberg repeatedly returned to the Club to rescue wounded people despite suffering bad cuts to his feet and wearing only boardshorts and a teeshirt. Mr Groneberg and a friend also flagged down a passing motorbike and asked the driver to take Mr Groneberg and a badly injured woman to hospital on the back of the bike. After taking the woman to hospital Mr Groneberg returned to the Sari Club to help carry out more people.

Peter Malcom HUGHES, Como WA

Citation: On the night of Saturday, 12 October 2002, Mr Hughes helped rescue two women from Paddy’s Bar, Bali, following a terrorist bombing.

Mr Hughes was in Paddy’s Bar at the time of the bombings. The force of the first explosion knocked Mr Hughes to the ground and his clothes caught fire. As Mr Hughes was trying to escape, two women fell in front of him and cried out for help. Despite having sustained severe burns and shrapnel injuries, Mr Hughes stopped to help the women. He locked his arms with each of the women and managed to pull them out of the bar to safety.

Lynley Jane HUGUENIN, Wantirna VIC

Citation: On the night of Saturday, 12 October 2002, Miss Huguenin helped rescue an injured friend from Paddy’s Bar, Bali, following a terrorist bombing.

At the time of the two bombings, Miss Huguenin was in Paddy’s Bar with a friend. Moss Huguenin found herself on fire, so dropped to the floor and rolled around to put out the flames. Once she had done so Miss Huguenin searched for and located her friend amongst the debris. Despite intense heat and smoke, Miss Huguenin persisted until she had removed the wood and rubble from her friend who was initially unable to stand. Miss Huguenin lifted up her friend and helped her walk out of Paddy’s Bar onto the street. Miss Huguenin suffered shrapnel wounds and burns to much of her body.

Michael Peter KENNEDY, Forrestfield WA

Citation: Late on the night of Saturday, 12 October 2002, Mr Kennedy helped to rescue a friend, who was among those injured in Paddy’s Bar, Bali, following a terrorist bombing.

Mr Kennedy was with a group of friends in Paddy’s Bar at the time of the two explosions. The force of the first bomb knocked Mr Kennedy to the ground. After managing to escape from the intense heat and smoke, Mr Kennedy decided to return to Paddy’s Bar to search for his friends. Mr Kennedy found some of his friends, who had located one of the group lying badly injured amongst several bodies. Mr Kennedy helped to carry his friend out of Paddy’s Bar onto the street. Mr Kennedy remained with his injured friend and accompanied his to hospital.

Hans KRUSE, The Netherlands

Citation: On the night of Saturday, 12 October 2002 and in the early hours of 13 October 2002, Mr Kruse was involved in rescuing many people from Paddy’s Bar, Bali, following a terrorist bombing.

In the immediate aftermath of the two terrorist bombings, Mr Kruse was at the scene of Paddy’s Bar, Mr Kruse helped rescue injured people from the burning building and carried them 150 metres to a hotel where guests had hastily established a makeshift, emergency treatment area. Mr Kruse returned to Paddy’s Bar repeatedly to retrieve the injured, despite believing a third bomb could explode at any time. Mr Kruse, a firefighter in the Netherlands, applied first aid to dozens of the injured.

David Bruce McKAY, Yarrawarrah NSW

Citation: On the night of Saturday, 12 October 2002 and in the early hours of Sunday 13 October 2002, Mr McKay rescued people from the Sari Club, Bali, following a terrorist bombing.

Mr McKay was with a group of friends in the Sari Club at the time of the bombings. Amidst falling debris and flames, Mr McKay made his way towards an opening next to a wall at the back of the Club. Rather than leaving the scene, Mr McKay chose to remain and helped many people over the wall land out of the Club to safety.

Andrew James MILLER, Yarrawarrah NSW

Citation: On the night of Saturday, 12 October 2002 and in the early hours of Sunday, 13 October 2002, Mr Miller rescued people from the Sari Club, Bali, following a terrorist bombing.

Mr Miller was with a group of friends in the Sari Club at the time of the bombings. Amidst falling debris and flames, Mr Miller and his friends made their way to an opening next to a wall towards the back of the Club. Rather than leaving the scent, Mr Miller chose to remain and help people over the wall and out of the Club to safety.

Andrew Scott MURRAY, Forbes NSW

David Gary ROBERTS, Engadine NSW

Citation: On the night of Saturday, 12 October 2002 and in the early hours of Sunday, 13 October 2003, Mr Roberts rescued people from the Sari Club, Bali, following a terrorist bombing.

Mr Roberts was with a group of friends in the Sari Club at the time of the bombings. The force of the second explosion knocked Mr Roberts over. When Mr Roberts stood up he noticed that he was covered in the blood of other people. Amidst falling debris and flames, Mr Roberts made his way to an opening next to a wall towards the back of the Club. Once there Mr Roberts helped people over the wall and out of the Club to safety until the fire became too intense to remain any longer.

Brett Raymond RUSSELL, Grays Point NSW

Citation: On the night of Saturday, 12 October 2002 and in the early hours of Sunday, 2002, Mr Russell rescued people from the Sari Club, Bali, following a terrorist bombing.

Mr Russell was with a group of friends in the Sari Club at the time of the bombings. Mr Russell made his way towards an opening next to a wall at the back of the Club. Rather than getting himself to immediate safety, Mr Russell chose to remain and help people over the wall and out of the Club to safety until the fire became too intense to stay any longer.

Daniel Paul TREACY, New Brighton NSW

Citation: On the night of Saturday, 12 October 2002 and in the early hours of Sunday, 13 October 2002, Mr Treacy rescued injured people from the Sari Club, Bali, following a terrorist bombing.

Mr Treacy was in a nearby café at the time of the bombings. On hearing the explosions, Mr Treacy ran to the Sari Club and helped carry our many of the injured from the building, which was engulfed in flamed. Mr Treacy entered and re-entered the Club to rescue wounded people despite suffering bad cuts to his feet and wearing only boardshorts and a tee-shirt. Mr Treacy and a friend also flagged down a passing motorbike in order to ensure a badly injured woman was taken to hospital.

Anthony John WALLACE, Forbes NSW

Citation: On the night of Saturday, 12 October 2002, and in the early hours of Sunday, 13 October 2002, Mr Wallace helped rescue badly injured people from Paddy’s Bar, Bali, following a terrorist bombing.

At the time of the two explosions, Mr Wallace was in Paddy’s Bar. The force of the first explosion threw Mr Wallace to the ground. Mr Wallace managed to escape from the Bar and walked past the burning Sari Club, where he met up with some friends from the Forbes Rugby Union football club. Mr Wallace then returned to Paddy’s Bar, by now engulfed in flames, where he tried, unsuccessfully, to find three friends. Mr Wallace noticed a man carrying a door. Together they used the door as a makeshift stretcher to carry the badly burnt and injured out of the Bar. Despite suffering burns and cuts to his feet, Mr Wallace went back into Paddy’s Bar about five times to rescue injured people. Mr Wallace attempted to re-enter the Bar a further time, when a wall collapsed blocking his way.

COMMENDATION FOR BRAVE CONDUCT


For acts of bravery considered worthy of recognition.

Christopher John BEIRNE, Mermaid Beach QLD

Citation: On the night of Saturday, 12 October 2002, Mr Beirne helped people escape from Paddy’s Bar, Bali, which was on fire following a terrorist bombing.

Mr Beirne was in Paddy’s Bar at the time of the two explosions. The force of the first blast threw him to the ground. Mr Beirne managed to climb over a wall topped with barbed wire and jump down to the street in which both Paddy’s Bar and the Sari Club were located. Mr Beirne remained near the burning buildings for some time to help a number of injured people to escape to safety.

For his actions, Mr Beirne is commended for brave conduct.

Clinton Jayde ERNST, Canning Vale WA

Citation: On the night of Saturday, 12 October 2002, Mr Ernst helped people escape from the Sari Club, Bali, following a terrorist bombing.

Mr Ernst was with friends in the Sari Club at the time of the two explosions. The force of the second bomb knocked Mr Ernst to the ground, covering him with bodies and debris. After freeing himself, Mr Ernst found his way out of the Club over a wall into a laneway. He remained in the laneway and helped other people over the wall, including a man who shouted that he was unable to see. Mr Ernst reassured the man and helped his escape into an adjacent building to safety.

For his actions, Mr Ernst is commended for brave conduct.

David Patrick HODDER, Forbes NSW

Troy Andrew HOWE, Forbes NSW

Citation: On the night of Saturday, 12 October 2002, and in the early hours of Sunday, 13 October 2002, Mr Howe helped many people escape from the Sari Club, Bali, following a terrorist bombing.

At the time of the two explosions Mr Howe was in the Sari Club with a group of friends from the Forbes Rugby Union football club. The force of the second bomb knocked Mr Howe to the ground, injuring his head. Mr Howe managed to climb onto a wall and onto the roof frame of an adjacent building from where he jumped to the ground. Mr Howe remained there and helped people jump from the roof to the ground. Then Mr Howe and a team-mate tried to re-enter the Sari Club to search for friends, but the intensity of the heat and flames forced them back. Mr Howe stayed for some time in the vicinity of the Club where he tried to help firefighters extinguish the fire.

For his actions, Mr Howe is commended for brave conduct.

Hanabeth LUKE, Byron Bay NSW

Citation: On the night of Saturday, 12 October 2002, Miss Luke helped to rescue a man from the Sari Club, Bali, following a terrorist bombing.

Miss Luke was in the Sari Club with her partner at the time of the two explosions. The force of the second blast threw Miss Luke to the ground. After managing to escape, Miss Luke ran to the front of the Club to search for her partner. On her way, she stopped to help a badly injured young man, who was lying close to a burning car. Miss Luke believed the young man would be engulfed in flamed if he remained there. She asked the man if he could stand up. When he said he could not, Miss Luke helped him to his feet and supported him as they walked away from the flames. Miss Luke tried to re turn to the Sari Club to look for her partner, but was persuaded by a friend that it was too dangerous to go near the burning building. Miss Luke then helped other people lift the young man into a car to be taken to hospital.

For her actions, Miss Luke is commended for brave conduct.

Ross William McGUIGAN, Terrigal NSW

Citation: On the night of Saturday, 12 October 2002, and in the early hours of Sunday, 13 October 2002, Mr McGuigan assisted at the center of the bombsite in Bali to rescue people injured following the terrorist bombing.

Mr McGuigan was staying at a hotel near the Sari Club and Paddy’s Bar at the time of the two explosions. Disregarding his own safety, Mr McGuigan immediately ran to the site of the bombings to help victims in whatever way he could. Mr McGuigan and another man used a luggage trolley to move a badly injured man from the vicinity of the Sari Club to Mr McGuigan’s hotel. Mr McGuigan returned to the scent of the bombings and attempted to remove inflammable objects, such as gas cylinders and motorbikes, away from the laneway near Paddy’s Bar. Mr McGuigan the worked through the night helping injured people to safety.

For his actions, Mr McGuigan is commended for brave conduct.

Shaun Robert McILROY, Port Fairy VIC

Citation: On the night of Saturday, 12 October 2002, and in the early hours of Sunday, 13 October 2002, Mr McIlroy assisted people to escape from the Sari Club, Bali, following a terrorist bombing.

Mr McIlroy was with three friends at the Sari Club at the time of the two explosions. The blasts caused a metal light-fitting to fall and hit Mr McIlroy, injuring his head. In the panic to escape the flames, Mr McIlroy and one friend became separated from their two other companions. Mr McIlroy and his friend ran towards a side wall, where dozens of people were trying to climb up crates to scale the wall to safety. Mr McIlroy and his friend acted selflessly in helping several of these people to climb over the wall before escaping themselves.

For his actions, Mr McIlroy is commended for brave conduct.

Morgan Peter MacLACHLAN, Forrestfield WA

Citation: On the night of Saturday, 12 October 2003, Mr MacLachlan helped to rescue a friend, who was among those injured in Paddy’s Bar, Bali, following a terrorist bombing.

Mr MacLachlan was with a group of friends in Paddy’s Bar at the time of the two explosions. In spite of the fire and intense smoke, Mr MacLachlan stayed inside the bar to look for his friends. Mr MacLachlan found some of his friends, who had located one of the group lying badly injured under several bodies. Mr MacLachlan helped to carry the injured man out of Paddy’s Bar.

For his actions, Mr MacLachlan is commended for brave conduct.

Steven Edward MOYLAN, Carine WA

Citation: On the night of Saturday, 12 October 2002, Mr Moylan rescued a woman who was lying unconscious near the Sari Club, Bali, following a terrorist bombing.

Mr Moylan was in the Sari Club with friends at the time of the two explosions. The force of the second blast caused roof debris to hit Mr Moylan, pinning one of his feet underneath the debris. Mr Moylan freed his foot and ran up a staircase to the roof. As he was about to jump to an adjacent building, Mr Moylan was pushed off the roof, catching hold of power lines, which he used to pull himself onto the roof of the building. There he found an unconscious woman and lowered her down into an alley. After jumping into the alley himself, Mr Moylan carried the woman some distance from the Club to a position where she could be given first aid. He then went to help others in need.

For his actions, Mr Moylan is commended for brave conduct.

Blake NEATE, Port Fairy VIC

Citation: On the night of Saturday, 12 October 2002, and in the early hours of Sunday, 13 October 2003, Mr Neate helped people escape from the Sari Club, Bali, following a terrorist bombing.

Mr Neate was with friends at the Sari Club at the time of the two explosions. In the panic to escape the flames, Mr Neate and one friend became separated from their other companions. Mr Neate and his friend ran up a set of stairs and climbed onto a wall, from where they pulled up people trying to scale the wall to safety. Mr Neate and his friend then leaped onto the rafters of an adjoining building, whose roof tiles had been destroyed in the blast. There, they helped two distressed women across the gap between the buildings before themselves jumping into a laneway to safety.

For his actions, Mr Neate is commended for brave conduct.

Simon Matthew QUAYLE, Kingsley WA

Citation: On the night of Saturday, 12 October 2002, Mr Quayle helped several people escape from the Sari Club, following a terrorist bombing.

Mr Quayle was in the Sari Club with members of the Kingsley Amateur Football Club at the time of the two explosions. The force of the second blast threw Mr Quayle to the ground, covering him with debris. After freeing himself, Mr Quayle helped several people off the floor, including one of his team-mates. Together, Mr Quayle and his colleague made their way to a side wall of the Club where they assembled crates together to enable people to climb over the wall to safety. Selflessly Mr Quayle helped several people over the wall before escaping himself.

For his actions, Mr Quayle is commended for brave conduct.

Blair Aaron ROBERTSON, Port Fairy VIC

Citation: On the night of Saturday, 12 October 2002, and in the early hours of Sunday 13 October 2002, Mr Robertson helped people escape from the Sari Club, Bali, following a terrorist bombing.

Mr Robertson was with friends at the Sari Club at the time of the two explosions. In the panic to escape the flames, Mr Robertson and one friend became separated from their other companions. Mr Robertson and his friend ran towards a side wall, where dozens of people were trying to climb up crates to get over the wall to safety. Selflessly, Mr Robertson helped several of these people to climb over the wall before escaping himself.

For his actions, Mr Robertson is commended for brave conduct.

Damien Lynden SHERIDAN, Forrestfield WA

Citation: On the night of Saturday, 12 October 2002, Mr Sheridan helped to rescue a friend, who was among those injured in Paddy’s Bar, Bali, following a terrorist bombing.

Mr Sheridan was with a group of friends in Paddy’s Bar at the time of the two explosions. The force of the first bomb knocked Mr Sheridan to the ground. In spite of the fire and thick smoke, Mr Sheridan stayed inside the bar to look for his friends. Mr Sheridan found one of the group lying badly injured amongst several bodies and, together with some of his friends, helped to carry the injured man out of Paddy’s Bar.

For his actions, Mr Sheridan is commended for brave conduct.

Daniel Keith SMITH, High Wycombe WA

Citation: On the night of Saturday, 12 October, Mr Smith rescued several people from Paddy’s Bar, Bali, following a terrorist bombing.

Mr Smith was with a group of friends in Paddy’s Bar at the time of the two explosions. The force of the blasts knocked Mr Smith unconscious. After regaining consciousness, Mr Smith walked through intense heat and thick smoke to reach a friend, who he knew was unable to walk. Mr Smith told two panic-stricken women, seated with his friend, to hold onto his shirt so that he could lead them to safety while carrying his friend out of Paddy’s Bar.

For his actions, Mr Smith is commended for brave conduct.

Jay Paul SOLOMON, Melbourne VIC

Citation: On the night of Saturday, 12 October 2002, and in the early hours of Sunday, 13 October 2002, Mr Solomon helped people escape from the Sari Club, Bali, following a terrorist bombing.

Mr Solomon was with friends at the Sari Club at the time of the two explosions. In the panic to escape the flames, Mr Solomon and one friend became separated from their other companions. Mr Solomon and his friend ran up a set of stair and climbed onto a wall, from where they pulled up people tying to scale to safety. Mr Solomon and his friend then leaped onto the rafters of an adjoining building, whose roof tiles had been destroyed in the blasts. There, they helped two distressed women get across the gap between the buildings before themselves jumping into a laneway to safety.

For his actions, Mr Solomon is commended for brave conduct.

Chad Michael WOOD, High Wycombe WA

Citation: On the night of Saturday, 12 October 2002, Mr Wood helped to rescue a friend who was among those injured in Paddy’s Bar, Bali, following a terrorist bombing.

Mr Wood was with a group of friends in Paddy’s Bar at the time of the two explosions. The force of the blasts knocked Mr Wood to the ground unconscious. After regaining consciousness, Mr Wood noticed that his hair was on fire and quickly put it out. Mr Wood chose to remain inside the bar to search for his friends. Despite the intense heat and thick smoke, Mr Wood located some of his friends, who had found one of the group lying badly injured amongst several bodies. Mr Wood then helped to carry the injured man out of Paddy’s Bar.

For his actions, Mr Wood is commended for brave conduct.

Kalan ZOMER, Hocking WA

Citation: On the night of Saturday, 12 October 2002, Mr Zomer helped people to escape from the Sari Club, Bali, following a terrorist bombing.

Mr Zomer was in the Sari Club with members of the Kingsley Amateur Football Club at the time of the two explosions. The force of the second blast threw Mr Zomer to the ground, covering him with debris. After being freed by one of his team-mates Mr Zomer and his friend made their way to a wall of the Club where they assembled crates together to enable people to scale the wall to safety. Selflessly, Mr Zomer helped several people over the wall before escaping himself.

For his actions, Mr Zomer is commended for brave conduct.

ORDER OF AUSTRALIA

OFFICER (AO) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION

Ross William TYSOE, O'Connor ACT
For service as Australian Consul-General in Bali at the time of the bombings on 12 October 2002 through leading the immediate consular response.

MEMBER (AM) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION

Graham Leonard ASHTON, AFP
For service as the leader of the Australian police component to the joint investigation and victim identification process, known as Operation Alliance, following the Bali bombings.

David Leslie CHAPLIN, Evatt ACT
For service as the Australian Vice-Consul in Bali at the time of the bombings through the provision of assistance to victims and to their families.

Professor Brendon John KEARNEY, Toorak Gardens SA
For service to medical administration in South Australia, particularly through the promotion of medical research, and as the co-ordinator for South Australia of the medical response team assisting victims of the Bali bombings.

Ian Ferguson KEMISH, Pearce ACT
For service in co-ordinating the crisis response for immediate evacuation of Australians from Bali and for assisting in victim identification procedures following the bombings.

Dr Gary David LUM, Tiwi NT
For service in jointly co-ordinating the medical assistance provided by the Royal Darwin Hospital to the victims of the Bali bombings.

John James McANULTY OAM, Garran ACT
For service as part of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Bali crisis taskforce in the provision of assistance to victims and to their families following the bombings.

Ben McDEVITT
For service as the General Manager National Operations Australian Federal Police to Operation Alliance.

Timothy MORRIS, Canberra ACT
For service as Director, Counter Terrorism, Australian Federal Police to Operation Alliance, as the head of the bombing investigation and for the introduction of the Australian Federal Police Family Liaison Officers program.

Dr Leonard George NOTARAS, Tiwi NT
For service in jointly co-ordinating the medical assistance provided by the Royal Darwin Hospital to the victims of the Bali bombings.

Colin St John RIGBY, Curtin ACT
For service through the provision of immediate counselling services for victims, their families, and members of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Bali crisis taskforce, and through the development of an ongoing counselling strategy, following the Bali bombings.

Dr Priya THALAYASINGAM, Nedlands WA
For service through the provision of immediate emergency medical assistance to victims following the Bali bombings.

Dr Richard John TOMLINS, Bundaberg QLD
For service as Medical Counsellor to the Australian Embassy in Indonesia through providing medical assistance to victims following the Bali bombings.

Dr Vijith Sujeevan VIJAYASEKARAN, Nedlands WA
For service through the provision of immediate emergency medical assistance to victims following the Bali bombings.

Dr Fiona Melanie WOOD, West Perth WA
For service to medicine as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, through research into the management of burns patients, and as co-ordinator of surgical staff at the Royal Perth Hospital during the treatment of people injured in the Bali bombings.

MEDAL (OAM) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION

Rosslyn May ACOTT, Adelaide SA
For service through the provision of medical assistance to victims of the Bali bombings.

David Osborne BAKER, Nightcliff NT
For service through the provision of medical assistance to victims of the Bali bombings.

Duncan Bryce BAMFORD, Marden SA
For service through the provision of medical assistance to victims of the Bali bombings.

Alex Robert BARTLEM, Barton ACT
For service through the provision of assistance to victims and to their families following the Bali bombings.

Inspector John Alfred BIRD, TAS
For service as part of Operation Alliance.

Murray William BLACK, AFP
For service as part of Operation Alliance.

Kevin Bryon BLAKE, Katherine NT
For service through the provision of medical assistance to victims of the Bali bombings.

Julie Anne BROWNRIGG, Latham ACT
For service through the provision of medical assistance to victims of the Bali bombings.

Robert Allan CAMERON, Kambah ACT
For service through assisting the co-ordination of the medical evacuation of victims of the Bali bombings.

Stephen Andrew CANDOTTI, Narrabundah ACT
For service through the provision of assistance to families of victims of the Bali bombings.

Dr Bernard Ignatius CARNEY, Burnside SA
For service through the provision of medical assistance to victims of the Bali bombings.

Craig Ian CHITTICK, Downer ACT
For service through providing assistance and support to key Australian authorities and agencies in response to the Bali bombings.

Kendelle Meredith CLARK, AFP
For service as part of Operation Alliance.

Susan Louise COBLEY, Scullin ACT
For service through the provision of assistance to families of victims of the Bali bombings.

Andrew Alexander COLVIN, AFP
For service to Operation Alliance.

Kirk William CONINGHAM, Kingston ACT
For service as a member of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Bali crisis taskforce through liaison with the media following the bombings.

Susan COX, Pearce ACT
For service through the provision of assistance to victims and to their families following the Bali bombings.

Michael Joseph CROWLEY, Sanur Bali Indonesia
For service through the provision of assistance to victims and to their families following the Bali bombings.

Noreen Mary CUBIS, Wagga Wagga NSW
For service through the provision of medical assistance following the Bali bombings.

Christopher Paul DE CURE, Kambah ACT
For service through the provision of assistance to victims and to their families following the Bali bombings.

Brian Gerard DIAMOND, Denpasar Bali Indonesia
For service through the provision of assistance to families of victims of the Bali bombings.

Donald Keith ELLIOTT, Australian Embassy Jakarta
For service through facilitating liaison between Australian and Indonesian authorities following the Bali bombings, and through the provision of interpreting services for the Australian Federal Police at the site of the bombings.

Donald George EVANS, Isaacs ACT
For service as part of Operation Alliance.

Francis Stephen EVATT, Spence ACT
For service through the provision of assistance to victims and to their families following the Bali bombings.

Mark Thomas FRASER, Stirling ACT
For service through the provision of assistance to victims and to their families following the Bali bombings.

Clifton Gordon FROST,
For service as part of Operation Alliance.

John Robert GODWIN, Macgregor ACT
For service through the provision of assistance to victims and to their families following the Bali bombings.

David Mitchell GORNALL, Conondale QLD
For service as part of Operation Alliance.

Philip Victor GREEN, Sydney NSW
For service through the provision of assistance to victims and to their families following the Bali bombings.

Dr Peter HAERTSCH, Epping NSW
For service through the provision of medical assistance following the Bali bombings.

Brent Lewis HALL, Mawson ACT
For service through the provision of assistance to families of the victims of the Bali bombings.

Rebecca Anne HAMON, Conder ACT
For service through the provision of assistance to families of the victims of the Bali bombings.

Dr John Wilson HOGG, Wollongong NSW
For service through the provision of immediate medical assistance to victims of the Bali bombings.

Linda Elizabeth HOGG, Wollongong NSW
For service through the provision of immediate assistance to victims of the Bali bombings.

Detective Inspector Gregory Stuart HOUGH, VIC
For service as part of the police joint Bali bombing investigation and victim identification process, known as Operation Alliance.

David Bernard IMHOFF, Australian Consulate-General Hong Kong
For service through the provision of assistance to victims and to their families following the Bali bombings.

Stephen JACKSON,
For service as part of the police joint Bali bombing investigation and victim identification process, known as Operation Alliance.

Richard John JAMESON, Makati City Philippines
For service through the provision of assistance to victims and to their families following the Bali bombings.

John Benjamin JANSSEN, Kingston ACT
For service through the provision of assistance to families of the victims of the Bali bombings.

Peter Gerald JOHNSON, Bunbury WA
For service through the provision of assistance to victims and to their families following the Bali bombings.

Sheila Mary KAVANAGH, Mount Barker SA
For service through the provision of medical assistance to the victims of the bombings which occurred in Bali .

Michael Stuart KELSEY, Jakarta Indonesia
For service as part of the police joint Bali bombing investigation and victim identification process, known as Operation Alliance.

Karl Leslie KENT, AFP
For service as part of the police joint Bali bombing investigation and victim identification process, known as Operation Alliance.

Mark Geoffrey LAING, AFP
For service as part of the police joint Bali bombing investigation and victim identification process, known as Operation Alliance.

Kim Patricia LAMB, Barton ACT
For service through the provision of assistance to victims and to their families following the Bali bombings.

Detective Inspector Graham John LARCHIN, VIC
For service as part of the police joint Bali bombing investigation and victim identification process, known as Operation Alliance.

Fiona Jean LEONARD, Glen Forrest WA
For service through the provision of assistance to victims and to their families following the Bali bombings.

Christine Marie LINCOLN, Legian Bali Indonesia
For service through the provision of assistance to victims in the immediate aftermath of the Bali bombings.

Peter Wayne LORIMER, Marden SA
For service through the provision of medical assistance to the victims of the Bali bombings.

Janette Maree LYNAGH, Barton ACT
For service through the provision of assistance to victims and to their families following the Bali bombings.

Rodney Allan McBRIDE, Yass NSW
For service through the provision of assistance to victims and to their families following the Bali bombings.

Karen McCARTHY, Ubung Kaja Bali Indonesia
For service through the provision of assistance to victims of the Bali bombings.

Jason Paul McCARTNEY, Brighton VIC
For service to the community, particularly through support for the recovery of victims and families affected by the Bali bombings, and as a fund-raiser for trauma services.

Glen Duncan McEWEN, AFP
For service as part of the police joint Bali bombing investigation and victim identification process, known as Operation Alliance.

Lilly Anita McLAREN, Bundoora VIC
For service through the provision of assistance to victims and to their families following the Bali bombings.

Katrina Anne MAJA, Sanur Bali Indonesia
For service through the co-ordination of emergency medical assistance to victims of the Bali bombings.

Carole MANSFIELD, Fannie Bay NT
For service through the provision of medical assistance to the victims of the Bali bombings.

Clair Anne MARSH, Richmond VIC
For service through the provision of assistance to victims in the immediate aftermath of the Bali bombings.

Dr David Gregory MARSH, Richmond VIC
For service through the provision of immediate medical assistance to victims of the Bali bombings.

Francis Leigh MORGAN, AFP
For service through the provision of immediate support to victims and through liaison with Australian authorities directly following the Bali bombings.

Barry Francis MORLEY, Roleystone WA
For service through the provision of immediate medical assistance to victims of the Bali bombings.

Grace Nyema MORLEY, Roleystone WA
For service through the provision of immediate assistance to victims of the bombings which occurred in Bali on 12 October 2002.

Elizabeth Therese MORRIS, Campbell ACT
For service through the provision of assistance to victims and to their families following the Bali bombings.

Zabeta Elizabeth MOUTAFIS, Jakarta Selatan Indonesia
For service through the provision of assistance to victims and to their families following the Bali bombings.

Peter Andrew MUIR, Inverloch VIC
For service through the provision of assistance to victims of the Bali bombings.

Neil Allan MULES, Baghdad Iraq
For service through the provision of assistance to victims and to their families following the Bali bombings.

Charles Frederick MULLER, Canberra City ACT
For service as part of the police joint Bali bombing investigation and victim identification process, known as Operation Alliance.

Alison Faye MUSTAPHA, Darwin NT
For service through the provision of medical assistance to the victims of the Bali bombings.

Elizabeth Josephine O'NEILL, Kingston ACT
For service as a member of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Bali crisis taskforce through liaison with the media following the Bali bombings.

Detective Sergeant Adrian James PATERSON, VIC
For service as part of the police joint Bali bombing investigation and victim identification process, known as Operation Alliance.

Kim Amanda PATRA, Cheltenham SA
For service through the provision of assistance to victims and to their families in the immediate aftermath of the Bali bombings.

Mark James PEARSON, Narrabundah ACT
For service through the provision of assistance to victims and their families following the bombings which occurred in Bali.

Leo Thomas PRICE, Howard Springs NT
For service through the provision of medical assistance to the victims of the Bali bombings.

Francis Grant RAYNER, AFP
For service as part of the police joint Bali bombing investigation and victim identification process, known as Operation Alliance.

Tracy Fay REID, Barton ACT
For service as a member of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Sergeant Dianne REYNOLDS, SA
For service as part of the police joint Bali bombing investigation and victim identification process, known as Operation Alliance.

Jeffrey William ROACH, Dickson ACT
For service as a member of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Bali crisis taskforce through the provision of updated travel information to the Australian community following the Bali bombings.

David John ROYDS, Canberra City ACT
For service as part of the police joint Bali bombing investigation and victim identification process, known as Operation Alliance.

Pamela Jane SCOTT, Lindisfarne TAS
For service as part of the police joint Bali bombing investigation and victim identification process, known as Operation Alliance.

Victor Charles SEEDWELL, Kuta Bali Indonesia
For service through the provision of assistance to victims and to their families following the Bali bombings.

Trevor Noel SELLICK, Casuarina NT
For service through the provision of medical assistance to the victims of the Bali bombings.

Dr Peter Hamilton SHARLEY, Adelaide SA
For service through the provision of medical assistance to the victims of the Bali bombings.

Rodney John SHAWYER, Goulburn NSW
For service as part of the police joint Bali bombing investigation and victim identification process, known as Operation Alliance.

Julie Christina SHIELS, Jakarta Selatan Indonesia
For service through the provision of assistance to families of the victims of the Bali bombings.

Jennifer Lyn SILALAHI, Forest Hill VIC
For service through the provision of assistance to families of the victims of the Bali bombings.

Catherine Anne SIMPSON, Roleystone WA
For service through the provision of immediate medical assistance to victims of the Bali bombings.

Thomas Joseph SINKOVITS, Griffith ACT
For service through the provision of assistance to victims and to their families following the Bali bombings.

Julian James SLATER, AFP
For service as part of the police joint Bali bombing investigation and victim identification process, known as Operation Alliance.

Tammy Joanne SLEEP, Campbelltown SA
For service through the provision of medical assistance to the victims of the Bali bombings.

Donald Edward SMITH, Gordon ACT
For service through the provision of assistance to victims and their families following the Bali bombings.

Dr Dianne Patricia STEPHENS, Darwin NT
For service through the provision of medical assistance to the victims of the Bali bombings.

Paul Joseph STEVENSON, Sunnybank Hills QLD
For service through the provision of assistance to victims and their families following the Bali bombings.

Joseph Ivan STILLER, Riverstone NSW
For service as part of the police joint Bali bombing investigation and victim identification process, known as Operation Alliance.

Ruth Linfoot STONE, Narrabundah ACT
For service through the co-ordination of reports to Australian authorities on the situation in Bali following the Bali bombings.

Lorenzo STRANO, Ainslie ACT
For service through the provision of assistance to families of the victims of the Bali bombings.

Dr Jane Amelia TAYLOR, Adelaide SA
For service as part of the police joint Bali bombing investigation and victim identification process, known as Operation Alliance.

Dr Paul Terence TAYLOR, Sandy Bay TAS
For service as part of the police joint Bali bombing investigation and victim identification process, known as Operation Alliance.

Ronlynn Maree TAYLOR, Tiwi NT
For service through the provision of medical assistance to the victims of the Bali bombings.

Superintendent Andrew Graham TELFER, SA
For service as part of the police joint Bali bombing investigation and victim identification process, known as Operation Alliance.

Timothy Vincent TOOMEY, Ainslie ACT
For service through the provision of assistance to victims and their families following the Bali bombings.

James Patrick VICKERS, St Albans VIC
For service through the provision of assistance to victims of the Bali bombings.

Rosalyn Kaye WHEATLEY, Mascot NSW
For service through Qantas Airways in the facilitation of the departure of Australians from Bali and the repatriation of remains of deceased victims, and through liaison with family members of victims following the Bali bombings.

Edwin Barry WHITE, Nicholls ACT
For service through the provision of assistance to victims and their families following the Bali bombings.

Terryl Ann WHITE, Wulagi NT
For service through the provision of medical assistance to the victims of the Bali bombings.

William John WILKINSON, Sanur Bali Indonesia
For service through the provision of assistance to victims and to their families following the Bali bombings.

Dr Elizabeth Marie WILSON, Battery Point TAS
For service as part of the police joint Bali bombing investigation and victim identification process, known as Operation Alliance.

Linzi Marianne WILSON-WILDE, Canberra City ACT
For service as part of the police joint Bali bombing investigation and victim identification process, known as Operation Alliance.

Senior Sergeant Michael Joseph WRIGHT, SA
For service as part of the police joint Bali bombing investigation and victim identification process, known as Operation Alliance.

Catherine Patricia YATES, Jakarta Selatan Indonesia
For service through the provision of assistance to victims and to their families following the Bali bombings.

HONORARY AWARDS WITHIN THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA

HONORARY OFFICER (AO) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION

Police Inspector General I Made Mangku PASTIKA (Appointment wef 11 October 2003), Denpasar Bali Indonesia
For service to Australia by heading the investigation into the Bali bombings.

Police General Drs Da'I BACHTIAR SH (Appointment wef 11 October 2003), Jakarta Indonesia
For service to Australia, particularly the establishment of the joint investigation taskforce following the Bali bombings.

HONORARY MEMBER (AM) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION

John Edward GREENWOOD, Burnside SA
For service to Australia by providing medical assistance to the victims of the Bali bombings.

Dr Peter Karl MAITZ, Point Piper NSW
For service to Australia by providing medical assistance to the victims of the Bali bombings.

Police Brigadier General Drs Gories MERE (Appointment wef 11 October 2003), Jakarta Selatan Indonesia
For service to Australia through the investigation into the Bali bombings.

Dr Arthur Ichimura SORRELL, Venice CA USA
For service to Australia by providing medical assistance to the victims of the Bali bombings and to their families.

MEDAL (OAM) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION

Putu Alit ARYANTHA, Denpasar Bali Indonesia
For service to Australia by providing consular assistance to the victims of the Bali bombings and to their families.

Stephanie Margaret BREEN, Kuta Bali Indonesia
For service to Australia by providing medical and other assistance to the victims of the Bali bombings and to their families.

Maureen BRITTIN, Casuarina NT
For service to Australia by providing medical assistance to the victims of the Bali bombings.

I Nyoman Yudiartha GIRI, Denpasar Bali Indonesia
For service to Australia by providing consular assistance to the victims of the Bali bombings and to their families.

Deborah MANDUAPESSY, Denpasar Bali Indonesia
For service to Australia by providing consular assistance to the victims of the Bali bombings and to their families.

Dr Didier Jon PALMER, Casuarina NT
For service to Australia by providing medical assistance to the victims of the Bali bombings.

Angky Donna SEPTIANA, Denpasar Bali Indonesia
For service to Australia by providing consular assistance to the victims of the Bali bombings and to their families.

Dharti SUTA, Denpasar Bali Indonesia
For service to Australia by providing consular assistance to the victims of the Bali bombings and to their families.

Wayan YULIASIH, Denpasar Bali Indonesia
For service to Australia by providing consular assistance to the victims of the Bali bombings and to their families.

PUBLIC SERVICE MEDAL (PSM)

Dr Bradley Joseph ARMSTRONG, Jakarta Selatan Indonesia
For outstanding public service in facilitating communication between the investigating teafrom the Australian Federal Police and the Indonesian National Police in the aftermath of the Bali bombings.

Desley Irene HARGREAVES, Carindale QLD
For outstanding public service in major disaster and crisis management, and through support for the victims of the Bali bombings and for their families.

Kenneth Paul HOOD, Monash ACT
For outstanding public service in the development and deployment of DNA identification procedures for the victims of the Bali bombings.

William Robert JACKSON, Calwell ACT
For outstanding public service in managing consular assistance to the victims of the Bali bombings and to their families.

Alice LEW, Essendon VIC
For outstanding public service in the provision of support as an airport liaison officer in Bali to Australian citizens in the Bali bombings.

Lisa Marian PAUL, Braddon ACT
For outstanding public service as Chair of the Commonwealth Bali Interagency Taskforce in the development of the Commonwealth's response in support of the victims of the Bali bombings.

Richard Campbell SMITH, AO, Canberra ACT
For outstanding public service as Australian Ambassador to Indonesia in managing and leading Australia's response in Indonesia following the Bali bombings.

Tracey Jane WUNDER, Port Moresby PNG
For outstanding public service through the provision of consular assistance to the victims of the Bali bombings and to their families.

CONSPICUOUS SERVICE CROSS (CSC)

AUSTRALIAN ARMY

Major David John READ, Casuarina NT
For outstanding achievement in the performance of duty as a medical specialist carrying out lifesaving procedures at the airport in Denpasar without the normal range of equipment or anaesthetic during Operation Bali Assist.

Captain Alasdair John STEHOUWER, Holsworthy NSW
For outstanding achievement in the performance of duty through providing linguistic services to facilitate liaison between the Australian Federal Police and Indonesian authorities following the Bali bombings and for tireless service to families of the victims through understanding and support at the time of victim identification.

Major Jonathan Nathanael STEINBECK, Rose Bay NSW
For outstanding achievement during the Bali bombing crisis in October 2002 in providing Australian Defence Force liaison to the Head of Defence Staff - Jakarta to facilitate evacuation plans for Australians, and in the establishment of professional procedures at the Sanglah Hospital morgue, Denpasar.

Colonel Neil Leonard THOMPSON, Bonython ACT
For outstanding achievement in effectively co-ordinating the evacuation of injured personnel from Bali to Australia as part of Operation Bali Assist.

Lieutenant-Colonel Susan Kaye WINTER, Coconut Grove NT
For outstanding achievement in the provision of exceptional medical care to critically injured victims of the bombings as the specialist medical officer to Operation Bali Assist.

ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE

Squadron Leader Steven Patrick COOK, RAAF Base Richmond NSW
For outstanding achievement in the provision of medical care and comfort to critically injured victims of the bombings, while co-ordinating their Aeromedical evacuation as part of Operation Bali Assist.

Squadron Leader Gregory Alan WILSON, Corlette NSW
For conspicuous service, leadership and dedication in the transfer of grievously injured Australians from Bali hospitals and their speedy evacuation to Australia in his role as aeromedical evacuation co-ordinator for Operation Bali Assist.

Wing Commander Robert John WOOD, RAAF Base Williamtown NSW
For outstanding achievement in co-ordinating all aspects of Defence assistance to civil authorities as the Commander of the Australian Defence Force, Defence Supplementation Staff Team in Bali during Operation Bali Assist.

NURSING SERVICE CROSS (NSC)

ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE

Flight Lieutenant Stephen Michael CRIMSTON, Windsor NSW
For outstanding devotion to duty and tireless work in the delivery of lifesaving care to the injured, and solace to their friends and relatives as a member of the Operation Bali Assist aeromedical evacuation team.

CONSPICUOUS SERVICE MEDAL (CSM)

ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY

Senior Chaplain Richard THOMPSON, Garden Island Navy Base NSW
For outstanding service in the provision of pastoral and administrative support to the relief effort in support of Operation Bali Assist, directly after the bombings.

AUSTRALIAN ARMY

Captain Rodney Damon COCKS, Burwood East VIC
For outstanding service in the provision of immediate first-aid and assistance in the evacuation of the many injured following the Bali bombings, and for providing crucial information that enabled the Australian Defence Force and United Nations to plan for medical teams and the evacuation of victims.

Chaplain Haydn Michele SWINBOURN, Durack NT
For outstanding service in the provision of pastoral support to families and friends of missing and deceased, assistance to next-of-kin in the identification of loved ones, and pastoral support to deployed members of Operation Bali Assist.

ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE

Squadron Leader Paul Leslie BASTIN, Pyrmont NSW
For outstanding service as the Headquarters Australian Theatre principal Operations Branch staff officer responsible for the co-ordination and execution of the Australian Defence Force' s immediate response as part of Operation Bali Assist in providing direct support to victims of the bombings.

Leading Aircraftwoman Fiona Louise SCHOLES, RAAF Base Richmond NSW
For outstanding service as a member of the Aeromedical Evacuation Team

Warrant Officer Julie-Anne Lyn WILLES, Kingston ACT
For outstanding service in facilitating the entry and handling of aircraft of the Royal Australian Air Force into and through Indonesia, and for establishing formal processes for Disaster Victim Identification at Sanglah Hospital as part of Operation Bali Assist.

4 posted on 11/08/2008 11:33:23 PM PST by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: naturalman1975
Prayers for our fellow allies. Time is close at hand that we will again be in the same foxhole with our brethern of Astralia.

Taking out the trash(Bali bombers) that threaten civiliztion is a good start.
5 posted on 11/08/2008 11:41:29 PM PST by Issaquahking (This is the kind of person our forefathers wanted to run the country!!! Go Sarah Go!!!)
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To: naturalman1975

Americans may wish to particularly note the inclusion of Dr Arthur Ichimura Sorrell, of Venice, California in the above Honours list.

As a Member of the Order of Australia, I am proud to share that Honour with him, and feel he did far more for his than I ever did for mine.


6 posted on 11/08/2008 11:42:16 PM PST by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: naturalman1975

Thank you.

Bkmark.


7 posted on 11/08/2008 11:49:45 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: naturalman1975

they should have loaded their executed corpses in the back of a C-130 and flown them out over the ocean and kicked them out to the sharks . Forget the respectful delivery of these dogs back to any sort of honorable funeral and future veneration as martyrs and martyrs graves . I spit on them . May the rot in Hell and may demons torment them forever & ever .


8 posted on 11/08/2008 11:52:31 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: naturalman1975
I leave for Iraq on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning at 00:30 with the 2’nd Brigade Combat Team, 4’th Infantry Division. I hope to be as brave as those listed above from Australia and to maybe earn such accommodations. God bless them for their service against our fight against Islamic Terrorism.
9 posted on 11/08/2008 11:54:23 PM PST by Engineer_Soldier (I will defend our CONSTITUTON against all enemies, foreign and DOMESTIC!)
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To: Engineer_Soldier

Bless you and thank you for your service, Engineer_Soldier, and stay safe!


10 posted on 11/08/2008 11:57:13 PM PST by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: naturalman1975

Good Start !

I hope they suffered and their cohorts know they suffered !

Now bury em in pig skins , facing away from mecca and run the next lot of murdering trash and their friends , families and presstitutes past that scene before you execute those killers.

Until the free world takes the gloves off and deals with this idiot trash in a proper and effective manner they will continue to kill innocent people.

Doom on em and their handlers !

Stay safe and keep the faith Sir !


11 posted on 11/09/2008 12:01:16 AM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: naturalman1975

... and the green bird you flew in on.


12 posted on 11/09/2008 12:01:40 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: Engineer_Soldier

Prayers for you and yours.......thanks for taking your turn in the barrel troop !

Keep us posted as to anything we may help you with or you may need !

Stay safe Soldier !


13 posted on 11/09/2008 12:03:18 AM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Engineer_Soldier

God go with you - and get the bloody job done.


14 posted on 11/09/2008 12:03:28 AM PST by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: naturalman1975

Prayers to our good friends down under.


15 posted on 11/09/2008 12:07:53 AM PST by Jezebelle (Our tax dollars are paying the ACLU to sue the Christ out of us.)
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To: LeoWindhorse

But that would be sort like burial at sea, an act reserved for those of honor.

My preference would be to butter them up with pork fat and ship them to somebody like Ahmanutjob.


16 posted on 11/09/2008 12:10:20 AM PST by Jezebelle (Our tax dollars are paying the ACLU to sue the Christ out of us.)
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To: Engineer_Soldier

May God be with you. Bless you for your service. Thank you.


17 posted on 11/09/2008 12:12:15 AM PST by Jezebelle (Our tax dollars are paying the ACLU to sue the Christ out of us.)
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To: Engineer_Soldier

Thank you and God bless you.


18 posted on 11/09/2008 12:51:45 AM PST by baa39 (www.FightFOCA.com - innocent lives depend on you)
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To: naturalman1975
The firing squads should have used high powered BB guns.

And taken their time.

19 posted on 11/09/2008 12:56:27 AM PST by Mojave (http://www.americanbacklash.com/)
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To: naturalman1975

My prayers to the victims and those that helped. My thanks to our Australian brothers and sisters.


20 posted on 11/09/2008 1:41:12 AM PST by bitterohiogunclinger (America held hostage - day 3)
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To: LeoWindhorse

How about just dumping him in shark infested waters alive.


21 posted on 11/09/2008 2:02:26 AM PST by LukeL (Yasser Arafat: "I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize")
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To: naturalman1975

Thank you for listing those honours, I had never heard of the stories (except for Kim Patra who wrote a book about her experiences) and it’s inspiring to read them. Just so as not to confuse our American friends it should be pointed out that “thongs” are not what they are in the States but are in fact light, plastic, flip flop sandals, common footwear in Bali but hardly the sort of thing you’d want to be wearing when pulling people out of burning buildings.

Are those first two awards Australian replacements for the British George Cross and George Medal? If so as you rightly point out they are the equivalent of the Victoria Cross, awarded for valour beyond the call of duty the only difference being that it is courage not actually in the face of the enemy.


22 posted on 11/09/2008 2:23:54 AM PST by PotatoHeadMick
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To: PotatoHeadMick
Are those first two awards Australian replacements for the British George Cross and George Medal? If so as you rightly point out they are the equivalent of the Victoria Cross, awarded for valour beyond the call of duty the only difference being that it is courage not actually in the face of the enemy.

More or less, yes.

Until 1975, Australians received imperial honours - Honours, Orders, decorations, and medals under the same system as the United Kingdom. Australians remain eligible for such awards, and there are still many Australians who hold them, but since 1975, the Australian Honours system has been in operation, and Australians normally receive such awards in preference to British honours.

Because of its special place in history, the Victoria Cross was retained as the supreme award for valour in the presence of the enemy - technically speaking a new award 'The Victoria Cross for Australia' was created, but it is identical in all respects to the imperial VC. No VCs for Australia have yet been awarded (the last Australian to receive the VC being Warrant Officer Keith Payne in 1969).

All other imperial bravery decorations were replaced with Australian decorations.

The George Cross (GC) was replaced by the Cross of Valour (CV).

The George Medal (GM) was replaced by the Star of Courage (SC).

The Queen's Gallantry Medal (QGM) was replaced the the Bravery Medal (BM).

The Queen's Commendation for Bravery was replaced by the Commendation for Brave Conduct.

23 posted on 11/09/2008 2:52:09 AM PST by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: naturalman1975
A brother of Amrozi says his brother is a martyr. "We confirm that our brother has passed away. Now his soul is flying with the green birds into heaven," he said.

Here's another good candidate for the firing squad.

24 posted on 11/09/2008 6:06:31 AM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Never argue with idiots. They'll pull you down to their level, then beat you with experience.)
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To: naturalman1975
And they will stand with us, as we send you to your fates

Sadly, I wouldn't bet on this anymore.

25 posted on 11/09/2008 7:07:01 AM PST by Sherman Logan (Everyone has a right to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.)
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To: Issaquahking
I am certain that the Bali bombers have faced the ultimate judgment for their crimes are are NOT enjoying any paradise with 72 virgins.
26 posted on 11/09/2008 7:39:03 AM PST by The Great RJ ("Mir we bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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To: naturalman1975

Three less Obama supporters. We need to expose the Left and their support of Terrorism and anti-Americanism, and the photos and memorials help.


27 posted on 11/09/2008 9:13:10 AM PST by FTL
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To: naturalman1975

Three fewer terrorists; good riddance.


28 posted on 11/09/2008 9:27:42 AM PST by Winged Hussar (http://moveonpleasemoveon.blogspot.com/)
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To: naturalman1975

Hey Israel—you could learn a lesson from Indonesia in how to deal with terrorists.


29 posted on 11/09/2008 9:28:24 AM PST by Winged Hussar (http://moveonpleasemoveon.blogspot.com/)
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To: naturalman1975

We have three more good sand Nazi terrorists.


30 posted on 11/09/2008 9:53:25 AM PST by dbz77
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

I was thinking the same thing - I’m thinking this jerk is hell getting his eyes pecked out by buzzards than “flying with green birds”.


31 posted on 11/09/2008 10:36:49 AM PST by Clintons Are White Trash (Lynn Stewart, Helen Thomas, Rosie ODonnell, Maureen Dowd - The Axis of Ugly)
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To: Engineer_Soldier

Thanks for your service. Stay safe.


32 posted on 11/09/2008 6:47:24 PM PST by amom (Proud Blue Star mom of a tanker somewhere near Sadr City. Tonk: Always in my thoughts)
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To: naturalman1975

Thanks for putting names to the fallen and the heroes.

A moment of silence for the fallen.

Salute to the heroes.

It’s good to know we are rid of a few more cowards who do harm to the innocent.


33 posted on 11/09/2008 6:52:41 PM PST by amom (Proud Blue Star mom of a tanker somewhere near Sadr City. Tonk: Always in my thoughts)
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To: naturalman1975

In times like these, news of terrorists being shot through the heart are especially comforting.


34 posted on 11/11/2008 5:03:09 PM PST by Eddie01
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To: naturalman1975

bump


35 posted on 11/11/2008 5:28:24 PM PST by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: naturalman1975

AMEN!


36 posted on 11/11/2008 9:35:26 PM PST by Mr. Silverback ("[Palin] has not even lived in the Lower 48 since 1987. Come on! Really!" --Polybius)
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To: naturalman1975

Is that woman in the top photo Hannabeth Luke?


37 posted on 11/11/2008 9:44:46 PM PST by Mr. Silverback ("[Palin] has not even lived in the Lower 48 since 1987. Come on! Really!" --Polybius)
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To: Engineer_Soldier

Happy Veterans Day, brother.

Thank you for serving. Good luck, good hunting and a safe return.


38 posted on 11/11/2008 9:46:09 PM PST by Mr. Silverback ("[Palin] has not even lived in the Lower 48 since 1987. Come on! Really!" --Polybius)
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To: Mr. Silverback

It is - taking 17 year old Tom Singer out of the flames.


39 posted on 11/12/2008 2:40:29 AM PST by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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