Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Military Cross for UK Royal Navy Medic

From the BBC:

Military Cross for Royal Navy medic Liam O'Grady

Liam O'Grady with his Military Cross
Medical Assistant Liam O'Grady ignored shrapnel wounds to his leg and face to help his patrol sergeant and three other wounded soldiers

A Devonport-based Royal Navy medic has been awarded the Military Cross for his bravery in Afghanistan.

Liam O'Grady saved the lives of four colleagues after a grenade attack, despite being wounded with shrapnel himself.

The 22-year-old medical assistant, who lives in Plymouth, was presented with his medal by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace.

"I told him it was a job that needed to be done, so I did it," MA O'Grady said. [Yes, emphasis mine]

The HMS Sutherland medic was attached to an Army patrol in the Upper Gereshk Valley last year when the attack happened....

Read the rest of this absolutely heroic story here.

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