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Royal Navy medic receives Military Cross at Buckingham Palace

May 16, 2012

A wounded Royal Navy medic who saved the lives of four colleagues after they were seriously injured in Afghanistan by a grenade attack in 2011 received a Military Cross this week from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace.

Medical Assistant Liam O'Grady with his Military Cross

Medical Assistant Liam O’Grady with his Military Cross. Picture: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

Despite shrapnel wounds to his leg and face, Medical Assistant (MA) Liam O’Grady ran across open ground while grenades were exploding around him to drag his stricken patrol sergeant to safety.

He gave immediate lifesaving treatment to the commander who had severe wounds to his chest and abdomen before going on to stabilise three other wounded colleagues. Only after the commander had been extracted by helicopter and he had helped carry the other casualties 800 metres uphill through hostile territory did MA O’Grady allow his own wounds to be treated.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. May 16, 2012 20:46


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  3. May 18, 2012 20:31

    A thanks and a honor expressed rightly with a military cross.
    Congratulations and felicitations. claudio alpaca

  4. hectoranibal permalink
    May 18, 2012 23:12

    health to the brave sailor, courage under fire that well-earned medal
    greetines ,hectoranibal


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