Mil News Marine threw himself onto grenade


Mi General
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Feb 29, 2004
A Royal Marine who threw himself onto an exploding grenade to save
the lives of his patrol has been put forward for the UK's highest military honour.

Lance Corporal Matt Croucher, 24, a reservist from Birmingham, survived
because his rucksack and body armour took the force of the blast.

He was part of a reconnaissance troop in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, in
February, when the incident happened.

The Ministry of Defence said he could be considered for the Victoria Cross.

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vc; He deserves it, for such a selfless;
I do hope that the responsible authorities and those in charge get the facts and collaborating statements correct and if indeed this is what happened, this Royal Marine, in my opinion, is deserving of the Victoria Cross. His selfless act of courage could have and probably should have, cost him his life. The fact that he survived, with minor wounds is irrelevant to the display of bravery at great personal risk, above and beyond what is demanded. Had this same action taken place by an American serviceman, I'm sure he would be recognized and put in for and ultimately approved for the Medal of Honor. Very few survive such a display of selfless courage and probable death and we need to recognize the living heroes as well as the fallen ones.
Semper Fi
He should receive nothing less than the VC! vc;

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