This is video of the firefight that led to Corporal Daniel Keighran being awarded Australia’s highest military honour, the Victoria Cross.
During the battle, which happened in 2010, Corporal Keighran repeatedly stood up and exposed himself to gunfire - risking his life so that the other soldiers he was fighting with could pinpoint where the enemies were shooting from.
His close mate Lance Corporal Jared MacKinney was killed in the conflict.
Nine News reporter Mark Burrows visited Patrol Base Anna Joy in Afghanistan shortly after the battle and interviewed the soldiers involved, including Corporal Keighran.
“They all told me what took place. The Aussies had gone down there and engaged about 100 Taliban and there was a fierce gunfight,” Burrows said today.
“It was one of the most intense in all of the war.”
At the time Burrows also collected footage from the battle which was recorded from GoPro cameras the soldiers carried with them.
His interview with Corporal Keighran, which has never before been broadcast, will air exclusively on Nine News tonight at 6pm.
Corporal Keighran received the Victoria Cross at a ceremony at Government House in Canberra today.
He declined to talk about the death of Lance Corporal Jared MacKinney and when asked about more details of the battle, he said "I don't want to go into it".
"It's more about the boys from 6RAR and Delta company and acknowledging them as well. I am extremely honoured to receive this award today."
Sources: Mark Burrows, Australian Defence Force, Australian Associated Press
Author: Henri Paget, Approving editor: Fiona Willan