View Full Version : U.K. Samuel ALEXANDER, Military Cross, Afghanistan

09-11-2009, 01:23 PM
The Military Cross (MC) is the third level military decoration awarded to officers and (since 1993) other ranks of the British Armed Forces and formerly also to officers of other Commonwealth countries.

The MC is granted in recognition of "an act or acts of exemplary gallantry during active operations against the enemy on land to all members, of any rank in Our Armed Forces…".[2] In 1979 the Queen approved a proposal that a number of awards including the Military Cross could in future be awarded posthumously.

Military Cross

Marine Samuel ALEXANDER Royal Marines

Alexander pushed beyond his wounded Commander and, despite being completely exposed to heavy and accurate enemy fire, remained in position, engaging multiple firing points and allowing the Fire Team to tend to a wounded man. Having exhausted his GPMG ammunition, Alexander continued to push forward and engage the enemy at close range with his pistol.

09-11-2009, 07:00 PM
That's pretty nails