Wounded Digger Tied Himself to Vehicle and Fought On...

#1
Did a quick search and didn't see this anywhere else, apologies if I missed it somewhere...

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,24538185-661,00.html

Sounds pretty nails to me...

DESPITE being shot twice during an ambush in Afghanistan, an SAS soldier lashed himself to the front of his patrol vehicle so he wouldn't be left behind if he passed out from loss of blood and kept on fighting.

The Digger, suffering from serious upper body wounds, struggled on to the front of his long-range patrol vehicle and, under heavy fire, used a rope to tie himself firmly between the bull bar and radiator.

Once he was secured and there was no chance he would fall off if he fainted, he picked up his M4 assault rifle and resumed firing at the enemy during a two-hour fighting withdrawal.
 

the_boy_syrup

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#3
Nails
Another VC?
 

Mr_Fingerz

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#4
Nails and suffering a pay cut at the same time.
 
#7
But you have to enjoy an official statement this good!

"Several hours later Lt-Gen Gillespie revealed 105 SAS men had been victims of a stuff-up. He said 101 cases would be fixed immediately."
 
#12
When I heard this earlier in less detail, I thought he lashed himself to the front seat...but feckin hell, between the BBs and radiator 8O
 
#13
Towards the end of the article it says that the SAS soldier will be recommended for a "high level bravery award". I'm not sure how the Aussie honours and awards system works, but he must at least be considered for a VC.

By the way, NZ awarded a VC to one of its SAS soldiers last year for bravery in Afghanistan.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2007/jul/03/afghanistan.international

(Apologies to those ARRSEr's with an adversion to the Guardian/communist manifesto!)
 
#15
You know, this is a good thing, the Taliban must think the Aussies are nut's "look, they tie themselves on so they can fight on!"...they usually have the crazies, it's good we have some too.. 8)
 

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