First WWII Victoria Cross to be Auctioned

Posted by admin on Jul 25, 2011

The family of World War II hero Ted Kenna say they have mixed emotions about putting his Victoria Cross up for auction. Kenna’s medal, earned for single-handedly taking out a Japanese machine gun post, will be the first WWII VC to be sold publicly.

The VC is the centrepiece in a 10-medal collection estimated to be worth $900,000. His son Rob Kenna says he and his siblings were honouring their father’s wish in selling the medal but he admits to “mixed feelings”.

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