VOTE FOR CRAIG THE tales of courage, service to others and quick thinking of our Mersey Marvels have filled the ECHO news pages over the past year.

And now the final line-up of heroes and heroines will have their actions recognised at an awards event in Liverpool later this month.

Today ECHO readers get the chance to choose their favourite.

Each of the Marvels together with their families have been invited to attend a lunch at the Crowne Plaza hotel on Monday October 29.
Phone: Call 0901 229 1363 and key in your two-digit number of the Marvel you wish to vote for.

Text: Alternatively, you can text your vote. Simply text MARVELS followed by a space and then the two digit number for the Marvel you wish to vote for and send your text to 84080.

Vote lines are open from today until midnight, Sunday October 21.

Calls will cost 25p, but network charges may vary. Text messages are charged at 25p, plus the standard message rate. CRAIGS NO IS 07
Fair shout, his injuries would be my worst nightmare
Not to sound to gruesome, perhaps if each of these soldiers produced a Christmas card with these photographs on the front, and sent them to each NEW LABOUR - NO SHAME MPs, and even Mr G. Brown.

This, then might remind them what going to WAR on a LIE - causes.
Lets not forget, what these brave soldiers have done for this arrogant government.
Tough break for the young lad. To have survived a direct hit to the chest by an RPG round is incredible.
Cracking lad, I hope his future life is as full as can be.
Top bloke, and a typical squaddie can do attitude..

I could think of lots of others who would spend time complaining instead of turning the affair into something positive.
A brave lad. I have added to Craigs guestbook on his website to show my support. Injuries can be overcome with the support of true friends and family.

They could be overcome somewhat quicker with better support from the government ...