British Hero

Looks like bravery among the Brits is not yet extinct: Lance Corporal Matt Croucher "threw" himself over grenade to save comrades. While he didn't actually "throw" himself on the grenade, he did deliberately place himself between it and his troop, so good on him.

Note: I'm suspect he's not actually eligible for the Victoria Cross, which from the British MoD's website is only awarded "for most conspicuous bravery, or some daring or pre-eminent act of valour or self-sacrifice, or extreme devotion to duty in the presence of the enemy" [emphasis mine], but if not he would be eligible for the equivalent George Cross which is used to "recognise actions of supreme gallantry in circumstances for which the Victoria Cross [is] not appropriate", basically individuals not in the presence of the enemy, for instance situations involving booby traps.

-- EDIT 17/08/2008 --

See this update.

Date: 2008-03-31 23:03:53, 10 years and 257 days ago

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