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Brit Soldier wins Victoria Cross

Started by Pylon, March 18, 2005, 10:52:06 am

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Pylon

March 18, 2005, 10:52:06 am Last Edit: March 18, 2005, 10:59:51 am by Pylon
Though not CAP-related, I was sure some of you might be interested to know a Private in the British Army was just awarded the Victoria Cross (the UK-equivalent of the Congressional Medal of Honor) for actions in Iraq.  These things don't come along too often, but I'm sure it's a great morale booster for his unit.

Check out the article: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4358921.stm

The full citation of his actions is also here:  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4360461.stm

Very interesting stuff.  Makes you wonder if a CMOH will be seen for anyone's actions in Iraq.

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Michael F. Kieloch, Maj, CAP

Major_Chuck

What I found interesting is that he is from one of the Commonwealth Nations.

I don't know if anyone's been awarded the CMH during Operations Enduring Freedom or Iraqi Freedom. 

Chuck Cranford
SGT, TNCO VA OCS
Virginia Army National Guard

JaL5597

Quote from: Major_Chuck on March 19, 2005, 03:00:12 pm
What I found interesting is that he is from one of the Commonwealth Nations.

I don't know if anyone's been awarded the CMH during Operations Enduring Freedom or Iraqi Freedom. 




http://www.floridatoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050318/OPINION/503180329/1004

According to the article Army Sgt. 1st Class Paul Smith will be recieving the Medal of Honor postomously.

MIKE

Quote from: JaL5597 on March 19, 2005, 06:20:22 pm
Quote from: Major_Chuck on March 19, 2005, 03:00:12 pm
What I found interesting is that he is from one of the Commonwealth Nations.

I don't know if anyone's been awarded the CMH during Operations Enduring Freedom or Iraqi Freedom. 




http://www.floridatoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050318/OPINION/503180329/1004

According to the article Army Sgt. 1st Class Paul Smith will be recieving the Medal of Honor postomously.


Bump.

http://www.army.mil/medalofhonor/citation/index.html


Mike Johnston