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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