NEED 1000 SIGNATURES - HONOUR CPL RORY MALONE - KIWI SOLDIER KILLED IN ACTION - MEDAL CEREMONY NOW
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Article 1-War hero Rory Malone's mother denied a say in where his medals go-Stuff NZ
Article 2-Fallen soldier should be 'honoured like his mates'-NZ Herald
4th August 2012-Battle of Baghak, Afghanistan. Corporal Rory Malone is killed in action.
Rory, without due regard for life and limb, drags his OC, a father of 3 and seasoned veteran to safety. Bullet lodged in his body he ventures out again and engages the enemy. Laying down fire to suppress the insurgents hailstorm of death, so his brothers-in-arms can increase their odds of survival. Rory is struck with a bullet to his chest. One last breath is gasped. He is dead. May he be at peace.
He leaves behind a shattered family- Mother, Brothers and Sister. He leaves behinds his humour, his intelligence, his wit. He leaves his whanau as custodians of his mana. We protect it fiercely and cherish it dearly.
3rd Dec 2015-over 3 years later-the NZ defence minister announces a special honours list. Our Rory is to be awarded the NZ Gallantry Medal! Our hero.
13th April 2016- Rory's mates are honoured along with Richie McCaw. Medal ceremony at NZ Government House. What a day that must be-family, friends, and the applause and gratitude of the peoples you served. Well Done. Well deserved to all.
But wait- What about our Rory? Our hero. No notice to the family? No notice to his comrades? What - a request to send it in the MAIL?
Rory gave his life to his country. He served with diligence, skill and bravery admired by his peers and appreciated by his commanders.
“The core values of the NZDF are courage, commitment and comradeship." So come on NZ government and the NZDF, reflect the values you preach.
Corporal Rory Patrick Malone-K1013159- DESERVES A MEDAL CEREMONY IN HIS CAPTIAL. NZ GOVERNMENT HOUSE. NO MORE NO LESS.
I ASK EVERYONE TO SUPPORT THIS REQUEST. HIS MEDAL OF BRAVERY WILL BE GIVEN TO THE NZDF MUSEUM.
We, his Whanau just want closure. We want him honoured like his mates were. No more, no Less.
Kia mate ururoa, kei mate wheke.
(Fight like a shark, don’t give in like an octopus.)
Rory's family, friends, comrades, concerned NZ citizens, and patriots of a common thread;
Request that the Rt Honourable, Governor-General of NZ (Te Kāwana Tianara o Aotearoa). The Sovereign's representative in New Zealand of Queen Elizabeth II, whom Rory Patrick Malone swore an oath of allegiance to serve and defend his country. Please consider this reasonable request to honour our fallen solider, our brother and friend at NZ Government House.
To hold a medal ceremony in NZ's capital and allow his actions to be respectfully honoured by all those who wish to attend.
To announce that his medal will be interred in the NZDF museum and placed on display.
To allow his mother the respect, dignity and gratitude of a thankful country, peoples and government that have been given the mandate to represent them.