served as an Infantry soldier in the Regular Army
until he was discharged in 2008 and now serves with
the Army Reserve
photographs shows Pedrana wearing the following medals.
Australian Active Service Medal with two
clasps. Entitled to one clasp only for Iraq.
Australian Defence Medal
Entitled to wear
Nations Medal East Timor
Not entitled to wear
official entitlement is described as follows:
Entitled to wear the ADM
Entitled to wear the Iraq Campaign Medal (Qualified in
Zone 2 –outside Iraq , was on Schedule 5618/05)
Entitled to wear the Australian Active Service Medal
with Iraq ’03 campaign clasp (Qualified on Op CATALYST
in 2004, on Schedule 252/04)
Entitled to wear RAS Badge
reports we receive it is obvious that contemporary
veterans are just as disgusted with their peers who
exaggerate their service as generations of veterans
Pedrana has offended his peers and all veterans by
wearing an East Timor clasp on his Australian Active
Service Medal and by wearing the United Nations Medal
for East Timor.
never served in East Timor and has no entitlement to
wear the Clasp or the Medal.
Veterans who exaggerate their service, whether they are
old or young are fair game, and if they do the crime we
will name and shame them on our web site.
Wannabes and frauds should be cognizant that there are a
million veterans, current servicemen and ex servicemen
in Australia and New Zealand who do not like those who
blatantly lie about their service or gild the lilly.
wearing the East Timor medal Pedrana has committed an
offence under Part VII of the Defence Act 1902 Section
80B and liable to a fine of $3,300 or six months
imprisonment or both.
suggest to Pedrana that his days of wearing a false
medal and Clasp are over and he removes them from his
Army Reserve uniforms and does not wear them on
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