Military service recognised

AMount Gambier woman has been recognised for her service during World War II.

Member for Barker Tony Pasin presented a medallion to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II to Marjorie Bruhn.

Mr Pasin visited Ms Bruhn at her home at Boandik Lodge to award the medallion.

Ms Bruhn enlisted at the age of 19 and was stationed at Darley, Victoria for three years.

“This medallion and certificate are symbolic of a way to thank veterans of the largest global conflict of the 20th century,” Mr Pasin

“Barker has a rich Second World War history and is proud to be the home to veterans from this remarkable generation of Australians like Marjorie who served our nation.”

Mr Pasin said while more than one million Australian men and women fought during World War II campaigns, around 12,000 veterans who served were still alive. 

“Australia can never fully repay the debt we owe these amazing men and women but to mark their service, the Federal Government is producing this Commemorative Medallion and Certificate of Commemoration for the remaining living Second World War veterans,” he said.

“I encourage all veterans, or the family members of living veterans on their behalf, to apply to receive a medallion and certificate as a special thank you from a grateful nation for all they have done.”  

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