PJ Receives DFC for Heroism

Discussion in 'Multinational HQ' started by tomahawk6, May 1, 2011.

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  1. Top man a well deserved award well done
  2. Top bloke, well done
  3. He got gripped later in the day for using BSN 1 cookhouse in UBACS and that beard...
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  4. And Duncan got **** all?
  5. Let me get this straight. He was awarded a DFC because the enemy managed to hit the helicopter he was in with an RPG?
  6. The Talib deserves the gong!:)
  7. I take it we are talking about the US DFC and not a British DFC
  8. Good man.

  9. BZ that man.

    You don't have to be a pilot to receive the British version either:
    List of recipients, including several wireless operators, air gunners, etc., here.
  10. Kinda seems that way. He even says himself he was just doing his job.
  11. Sort of like Johnnie Frost getting a DSO Bar for being captured at Arnhem........
  12. "Unaware at first that an RPG had pierced the helicopter, Hatzidakis shielded his British patient with his body"

    "Hatzidakis continued to care for his patient and helped the flight engineer scan for additional enemy threats"

    Sounds well deserved to me!
  13. Isn't a DSO awarded for outstanding leadership in a command appointment? Having read A Bridge Too Far and various other books on the subject, I think 'outstanding' describes his leadership in that action. Next time your coy gp holds out for a week with small arms against a panzer bn, let us know how you get on!

    PS. Well done, that PJ!