Thursday, 11 April 2013

British Soldier braved bullets for shot comrade Mentioned in Despatches

A British soldier who dragged an injured comrade 20 metres across open ground while under enemy fire in Afghanistan has been honoured.Serjeant Lee Slater, aged 31, from The Rifles was leading a patrol in the dangerous Bowri desert in July 2012 and came under fire just as he and his men were speaking with a local farmer.One soldier was struck in the leg and fell to the ground and the rest of the patrol immediately dived for cover.The casualty, though alive, could not move and it was clear someone would need to retrieve him. However, Serjeant Slater and his men knew the insurgent was in hiding and waiting for just such a rescue attempt so he could claim more victims.Read more HERE

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