GC awarded to Cpl Mark Wright

A soldier who saved the lives of two injured comrades who had strayed into a minefield was awarded the George Cross today.

Cpl Mark Wright died in September
Without any regard to his own safety Cpl Mark Wright went to the aid of fellow paratroopers who had their legs blown off after accidentally walking into an unmarked minefield.

After helping to treat their wounds and calling for a helicopter to winch them to safety, he himself fell victim to a landmine and died before he could be taken to hospital.

Link Here.....

A brave man, RIP Mark
 
RIP Mark

What an absolute selfless and courageous act...

Ultimate Respect to Cpl Wright...
 

Sven

LE
He was my first choice for Man of the Year as he epitomised HM Soldiery.

RIP mate and Thank You
 

la299uk

Old-Salt
A very brave man, a credit to the Armd Forces. A shame that all of the qualities that he showed are not represented by the politicians that sent him there.

R.I.P. mate, well deserved.
 

Ord_Sgt

RIP
RIP
What a guy. I cant put into words the respect I have for his actions.
 

coax-on

Old-Salt
RIP Mark, another young life taken in his prime, anyway son rest easy - another true hero and shining light to the rest of us. My thoughts are with his family this christmas.
 
RABC said:
RIP - we will not forget
Quite right! Long after the name Bliar is forgotten by everyone, the names of the recipients the Victoria Cross and the George Cross will live on - forever.
 

Sven

LE
lsquared said:
RABC said:
RIP - we will not forget
Quite right! Long after the name Bliar is forgotten by everyone, the names of the recipients the Victoria Cross and the George Cross will live on - forever.
Wroong thread for politics mate
 
A man who performed such brave and selfless actions deserves no less an award.

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. ~ John 15:13
 

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