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