''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--
Friday, 4 October 2013
A soldier who battled Afghan insurgents despite breaking his back has been named in a list of military honours.
Cpl Josh Griffiths, 24, from Merseyside, is among 117 servicemen and women recommended for an award by their commanding officers for performing beyond the call of duty.He fought off insurgents in March, in Nad Ali, despite having been injured when a bomb exploded at his base.His Conspicuous Gallantry Cross is one of the highest military honours.Most of the awards, including eight Military Crosses, were for those who fought in Afghanistan last winter.The Queen will present the medals at an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace later this year. Read more HERE