A War Hero

L/Cpl Kylie Watson

Army Medic Kylie Watson Awarded Military Cross
Via the BBC News,  a British army medic who put herself in “mortal danger” to treat a wounded Afghan soldier under heavy Taliban fire has been awarded the Military Cross (MC). L/Cpl Kylie Watson, from Ballymena, Co Antrim, gave medical care in exposed open ground for 20 minutes. L/Cpl Watson is believed to be only the fourth woman to receive the MC, the third highest award for gallantry.
On another occasion L/Cpl Watson, of the Royal Army Medical Corps, ran 100 metres in full view of the enemy under sustained fire to give life-saving first aid to an Afghan soldier who had been shot twice in the pelvis.
Her citation read: “Watson’s immense courage, willingness to put her own life at risk and absolute bravery saved the life of one warrior and acted as an inspiration to her platoon and their Afghan National Army partners.”
Congratulations to this woman for her dedicated service and bravery!

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Dr. Eowyn
Dr. Eowyn
9 years ago

Admirable. A true heroine!

9 years ago

May God bless her and keep her safe. My great nephew just completed his corpsmen navy training. He believes he will be serving in Afghanistan in the summer. His sister was recently married to a airplane mechanic serving aboard a carrier. His ship is presently in the Mideast. They are a Navy family. Their dad is a chief in the navy, who has had multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Their mom is retired Navy. Love of God and love of country is a part of our heritage. I pray their guardian angels keep them safe. All who serve are… Read more »

9 years ago

She’s from Ireland, so she knows about oppression, courage, and the need for resistance. Nearly four centuries of tyranny and occupation by the English have made the Irish a very strong people with immense personal resources. As per Eowyn, “Admirable. A true heroine!”
And am I the only one who thinks she’s beautiful, to boot?