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Lance CPL Leakey Awarded Victoria Cross
« on: April 16, 2015, 08:48:04 »
Lance CPL Leakey a para with 1Para saved the life a US Marine Captain when their patrol was attacked by the Taliban.

http://www.stripes.com/news/queen-awards-british-paratroop-for-saving-wounded-us-marine-1.340286

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A British army news release credited Leakey with “single-handedly” turning the tide of the battle. He provided medical care to the captain, then helped a friendly machine gun position return fire before running down the hill to pick up a second machine gun and carry it up the slope to return fire.
 
Leakey also led the extraction of the wounded.

 “I don’t get to give this one out very often,” the queen said during the ceremony.

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Re: Lance CPL Leakey Awarded Victoria Cross
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2015, 10:31:13 »
See also,

Para to be awarded VC 
http://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=118146.0

L/Cpl Joshua Leakey has become the only living recipient of the Victoria Cross during Britain's Afghanistan campaign
http://army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,64325.msg1354472.html#msg1354472
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