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What is Happening

A meeting of the War Decorated Trust was held on Thursday at Chandigarh. The following Trustees were present:

  • Brig Sant Singh, MVC** (in the Chair)
  • Brig NS Sandhu, MVC
  • Brig KS Chandpuri, MVC, VSM
  • Capt Reet MP Singh, VrC

Discussion centered around passing the audited accounts for the year 2012-2013 and the Scholarship Scheme of the Trust.



Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Awardee: Maj Gen Antony Harold Edward Michigan, MVC (retd)

Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 1971

Brigadier A.H.E. Michigan was commanding a mountain brigade on the Eastern Front during the operations against Pakistan. In the attack on Uthali, a strongly fortified and heavily defended enemy position, when his troops were surrounded by enemy automatic and tank fire from three sides, he took personal control of the situation under heavy enemy fire. He conducted the battle with cool courage and disregard for his life and so inspired his troops that they took the objective by storm. Later, he launched the main offensive on Darsana and by sheer offensive spirit and personal example inspired his troops who broke through a devastating hail of machine gun, artillery and mortar fire and gained a decisive victory.

During these actions, Brigadier Michigan commanded his brigade with remarkable professional skill and displayed conspicuous gallantry and exemplary leadership in keeping with the highest traditions of the Army

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