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Heroic marine throws himself on grenade

Posted by Reid on April 4, 2008

NICE, I am extremely grateful that this story turned out as it did. This story shows to me that there are still people that are REALLY heroes that do more than talk about it–this man could have lost his life to save the others that were with him. Brittan should be proud!

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Heroic marine throws himself on grenade

By Thomas Harding, Defence Correspondent

A Royal Marine could receive the highest award for gallantry after he saved the lives of his comrades by throwing himself onto an exploding grenade in Afghanistan, it has been reported.

Lance Corporal Matt Croucher amazingly survived the incident despite shrapnel peppering his helmet during the explosion.

  Lance Corporal Matt Croucher
L/Cpl Croucher’s backpack was thrown more than 30ft in the explosion

His extraordinary courage, which could lead to a citation for the Victoria Cross, came after a tripwire booby-trap was stepped on during a nighttime mission outside the town of Sangin, Helmand province.

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