Royal Marine Given George Cross After Diving on Grenade

Royal Marine Given George Cross After Diving on Grenade

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royal-marine-grenade-remains.jpg“A Royal Marine who is to be awarded the George Cross for saving the lives of his comrades by throwing himself on top of a grenade… He was thrown into the air by the force of the explosion but survived with minor injuries as his rucksack cushioned the blow. “It was incredible. I escaped with only a nose bleed and a headache,” he said.” (London Times Online) Photo: Lance Corporal Croucher with backpack he was wearing when he jumped on a grenade

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