Friday, March 23, 2007

Teenage British Army Medic Becomes First Woman to be Awarded Military Cross (England)

A teenage army medic has become the first woman to be awarded the Military Cross, one of the highest honours for gallantry in combat.

Private Michelle Norris braved a hail of sniper and machine-gun fire from 200 insurgents during a pitched battle in southern Iraq in order to give lifesaving treatment to a wounded comrade.

Ignoring the bullets ricocheting around her - one blasting through her rucksack - the young medic clambered on top of an armoured vehicle to help her injured commander.

It was the first time she had been confronted with a casualty on the battlefield.

Read the rest at Soldiers' Angels Europe.

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