Royal Marine awarded George Cross

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by scotthayes, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. scotthayes macrumors 68000

    scotthayes

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    He received it for throwing himself on a grenade in Afghanistan and saving his own life and that of his fellow Marines.

    As the son of a Royal Marine I've always known they are beyond brave and a little crazy but this takes it to a new level.

    And he's a fellow Brummie :D

    BBC News
     
  2. Mikey- macrumors regular

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    Yeah I was just watching this on the news. I couldn't help but think, why lie on it and not run away from it?
     
  3. scotthayes thread starter macrumors 68000

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    The blast radius of the grenade would have still injured or killed and they were in a compound so may not have been able to get far enough away in time.
     

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