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George Cross Hero

Posted on Fri, 17 October 2008 by Phil Mussell - Medal News

Those responsible for failings that led to the death of a UK soldier in an Afghan minefield should "hang their heads in shame", a coroner has said.

Cpl Mark Wright, 27, of Edinburgh, died and six others were injured in the blasts in September 2006.

Cpl wright was awarded a Posthumous George Cross for his part in trying to save the lives of his comrades despite being desperately wounded. The full story can be found here