From the BBC:
Congratulations, CSgt Harkess!An army sergeant who exposed himself to enemy fire on three separate occasions during operations in Iraq has been awarded a Conspicuous Gallantry Cross.
Colour Sgt James Harkess, originally from Mansfield, Notts, did a seven-month tour in Iraq in 2006.
He was said to have displayed "exceptional bravery" during three separate actions over the course of two months last year.
As a Warrior armoured vehicle platoon sergeant, he held a position at Al Amarah during six hours of heavy gunfire which was described by the Ministry of Defence at the time as "the largest and most intense action in Iraq since 2004".
"I quickly found myself in a 360-degree battle," Colour Sgt Harkess said.
"Going through my mind was simply carrying out the job... but it was totally fatiguing."
On another occasion he and his platoon managed to overcome an ambush against them as they tried to protect a re-supply convoy near the town of Al Maymunah.