Royal Marine Lance Corporal Matt Croucher

LCpl Matt Croucher suffered only shock and a bloodied nose

Heroes, they help set the bar for the rest of us to aspire to. In Afghanistan, Lance Corporal Matt Croucher wrapped his body, his backpack, and his body armor over a popped grenade. It exploded and the Lance Corporal survived:

A Royal Marine who threw himself onto an exploding grenade to save the lives of his patrol has been put forward for the UK’s highest military honour.

Lance Corporal Matt Croucher, 24, a reservist from Birmingham, survived because his rucksack and body armour took the force of the blast.

He was part of a reconnaissance troop in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, in February, when the incident happened.

The Ministry of Defence said he could be considered for the Victoria Cross.

I wish the good Lance Corporal well. The Victoria Cross, yes, it befits him. Just my $.02.

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