Sunday, 21 March 2010

"Most Incredible Courage"

Lance Bombardier Gary Proust from Libsurn has been awarded the Conspicious Gallantry Cross for "the most incredible courage" in Afghanistan.

Under heavy machine gun fire he helped retrieve a wounded colleague (his best friend, Lance Corporal Christopher Hackett who later died of his wounds), called fire down on the Taleban from an exposed position, volunteered to stay behind when resuce vehicles were too small to take all the patrol, returned to his exposed position to call down further fire to ensure Taleban didn't know how few were left behind and in the final evacuation retrieved weapons left behind under rocket and machine gun fire.

This fourth generation soldier had told his mum he was in an office.

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