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Sussex soldier who helped injured comrade honoured

May 4, 2011

A Kent-based soldier from West Sussex who braved enemy fire to rescue an injured comrade in Afghanistan has been awarded the Military Cross.

Click on the image to read the full story on the BBC News Sussex website.

Corporal James Bedford “undoubtedly saved life whilst risking his own” in a gun battle in Helmand province on 10 June 2010, according to his citation.

The 29-year-old from Littlehampton was commanding a six-man Royal Engineer search team when they were fired upon.

He then placed his body between two casualties and the incoming enemy fire.

To read the full story on the BBC News Sussex website, click HERE, or on the image above.

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  1. Susan Riddell permalink
    May 4, 2011 22:01

    I would like to say to the soldier who saved his mates ,that he was really brave to risk his own life this soldier deserves to be honoured with the military cross..

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