Does this sound like the language of a professional soldier to you?
Also, Snatch in Baghdad?
the military cross was awarded for combat fighting in baghdad in 2005,while on patrol,my convoy was attacked by suicide bombers and gun men,i controlled my snatch vechicle and suppressed,then assaulted a machine gun position,ive also been to iraq as part of 16 air assault,and took many key locations, assaulting enemy positions,then in afghanistan,we were attacked for a 31 day period.and sustained many casualties,in sangin,living in trenches and low on ammo/rations,i killed many enemy soldiers,other medals included are isaf/n.ireland and queens jubilee.im leaving the army and need the money,otherwise wouldnt want to sell,but memories haunt me........i reserve all rights to removing these items from sale
Very sad, I hope the Royal Irish assocation pick this up and help this lad out.
MC of WW1 War Poet Siegfried Sasson is expected to fetch Â£25,000 at auction. The medal was found recently in an old box in the loft of a relative. It was thought for years that Sasson threw his medal into the Mersy in protest at the slaughter in the trenches ( a myth readily supported by anti-war movements from that time on and further spun in the novel and later film - Regeneration http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regeneration_(novel)).
Seems that "mad Jack" simply tore the ribbon from his tunic and threw that in the river.
Still, I think the Sasson family are @rrseholes for selling it, it would be appallling to see Sassoon's MC wind up in a Private collection abroad.