In 1942, 18 year old Edward "Teddy" Sheean was one of the most youngest and inexperienced sailors on board the corvette HMAS Armidale. Whilst on operation in the Timor Sea this warship came under heavy attack by Japanese aircraft. Armidale began sinking while swarmed by the Japanese aircraft. Read Teddy's brave fight to the end. It took more than 70 years for Teddy to become the first in Australia's Naval history to receive this highest award - confirming Teddy Sheean is an Australian hero.