''The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war,no matter how justified,shall be directly proportional as to how they perceive the veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation'' --George Washington--
Thursday, 1 August 2013
Victoria Cross British Soldier Was 'Unlawfully Killed'
An inquest has found that a soldier who won a Victoria Cross for bravery in Afghanistan was unlawfully killed.
L/Cpl James Ashworth 23, of 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, was fatally injured by his own grenade after he was hit by a Taliban bullet just as he went to throw the explosive device into an compound in June last year.
At L/Cpl Ashworth's inquest today Anne Pember, the Northamptonshire Coroner, said a post mortem had revealed cause of death as blast injuries caused by an explosion.
She recorded a verdict of unlawful killing while he was serving on operations in Afghanistan.
L/Cpl Ashworth died after crawling along being peppered with bullets to throw his last grenade at a sniper who had his team pinned down.
He was attempting to clear Taliban compounds in the Nahr-e-Saraj district of Helmand Province. Read More HERE R.I.P.