Not seen this elsewhere, but thought its worth a link. (A little trooper called Archie for the soldier who refused to die | Mail Online.) In these dark times, stories like this are incredibly motivational - I'm so pleased for the family and hope they enjoy many years of happiness. A little trooper called Archie for the soldier who refused to die By Mail On Sunday Reporter Last updated at 12:32 AM on 28th November 2010 It was a moment of joy that brave soldier Martyn Compton and wife Michelle had longed for after years of pain and heartbreak . . . the arrival of a baby son. Twelve days ago Archie Harry Compton was born at the Conquest Hospital in Hastings, weighing 6 lb 11 oz. His birth marks a new beginning for Martyn and Michelle, who have had to cope with near-fatal injuries he suffered in Afghanistan and then the agony of losing twin babies. Martyn was a lance-corporal in the Household Cavalry in Afghanistan in 2006 when he was injured in an ambush. He was in a coma for three months and suffered 75 per cent burns to his body and a complex fracture in his right leg from gunshot fire. He was told he might never walk again. Michelle and Martyn had known each other for only five months and got engaged two weeks before he left for Afghanistan, but her love and support didnt waver. If Martyn doesnt change as a person, Im not going to stop loving him. I would never walk away. Martin endured endless operations, learning to walk again so he could accompany his bride down the aisle. The couple had often talked of their desire to start a family and shortly after their wedding in July 2008, Michelle, 30, fell pregnant with twins. But tragedy struck when she went into premature labour at 22 weeks, losing both babies, whom they named Harry and Freya. Archies middle name is in memory of his brother. Michelle was closely monitored throughout this pregnancy and Archie was delivered naturally. Last night Martyn, 26, said: It has been a very emotional time for us. ;We have been wanting a child since our marriage and we now feel a complete family. The trio are now back at the family home near Battle. Were so happy, Michelle said. Our boys beautiful. This is a new beginning for us. * The couple have written of their agony and joys in a book, Home From War (Mainstream, £14.99).