Lance Corporal Kylie Watson, 23, is one of only four women in history to have been awarded the Military Cross. Just 5ft 1ins she showed exceptionally bravery as a medic in Helmand Province http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1375233/Mother-told-Military-Cross-hero-daughter-Kylie-Watson-Oh-Kylie-What-did-Next-time-don-t-.html
Bomb-sniffing Army dog dies of broken heart after Taliban kill his master
Shortly after Lance Corporal Liam Tasker of the British Royal Army was killed in a firefight with the Taliban, his devoted Army dog Theo suffered a seizure and passed away as well. Some say of a broken heart. Hope they are together in heaven.
A dog handler serving in Afghanistan not only saved the life of a soldier who had been critically injured by an IED blast but then went on to trace and apprehend the bomb makers with the help of his canine comrade. Lance Corporal Lee Edwards, 27, and his dog Molly were just three metres away from the near fatal blast which threw both of them into the air.
Modern Medicine and War - William "Kyle" Carpenter lost most of his jaw and an eye when he fell on a grenade to shield a fellow Marine from the blast. His body shattered, one lung collapsed, the Marine lance corporal was nearly given up for dead after that 2010 Afghanistan firefight. Then he spent 2½ years in a hospital as doctors worked to rebuild his body
☆ Poem Author: Lance Corporal Schmidt: "While a Lance Corporal serving as Battalion Counter Sniper at the Marine Barracks 8th & I, Washington, DC, under Commandant P.X. Kelly and Battalion Commander D.J. Myers [in 1986], I wrote this poem to hang on the door of the Gym in the BEQ.☆