Article from: Australian Associated Press
FUZZY Wuzzy Angels, who provided vital assistance to Australian troops in
The medallions would recognise their service and sacrifice, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said, adding they would be made available to surviving Angels or to their widows or widowers.
Two surviving Angels joined Australian war veterans at Mr Rudd's joint press conference with PNG Prime Minister Sir Michael Somare in
"All of us in
Some 55,000 PNG citizens served as civilians and carried supplies, built bases and airfields and evacuated the sick and wounded during fighting. Their contributions saved the lives of many Australians, Mr Rudd said.
The medallions will feature the image of a Fuzzy Wuzzy Angel helping a wounded Australian along the Kokoda Track.
Sir Michael said he was very proud to be in
"Our people take great pride in the support they have given," he said.
PNG citizens can apply for the medallions through the Australian High Commission in