Monday, 28 March 2011

Just when I am convinced there is no hope for Britain...

I read a story like this.
Cheryl Cole and her lot do not even hold a candle to the brave and beautiful Kylie Watson.

An Army medic who put herself in 'mortal danger' when she ignored heavy Taliban fire to treat a wounded Afghan soldier has been awarded the Military Cross.

Lance Corporal Kylie Watson gave the medical care in exposed open ground for 20 minutes before helping to evacuate the stricken man.
L/Cpl Watson, of the Royal Army Medical Corps, is believed to be only the fourth woman to be awarded the MC.

On another occasion, she made a 100-metre dash in full view of the enemy under sustained fire to deliver life-saving first aid to an Afghan soldier who had been shot twice in the pelvis.

L/Cpl stemmed his bleeding despite being hampered by other Afghan troops and got the injured man to a helicopter landing site 200 metres away.

Her citation for the MC said: 'Watson's immense courage, willingness to put her own life at risk and absolute bravery saved the life of one warrior and acted as an inspiration to her platoon and their Afghan National Army partners.'