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British Commando Receives Medal of Honor

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April 17, 2016
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British Commando to get MOH


A British SBS Commando is to be awarded the Congressional Medal Of Honor, the equivalent to the Victoria Cross. It will be the first time America's highest military award would be given to a living foreigner, and the Queen will have to grant permission for the Commando to wear it.[caption id="attachment_4078" align="alignnone" width="573"]


Members of the British Special Boat Service on patrol.[/caption]

The SBS senior NCO led a patrol of half-a-dozen SBS commandos who rescued a member of the CIA's special activities section from the fort at Qala-i-Jangi near Mazar-i-Sharif, last November. The fort was holding 500 al-Qa'eda and Taliban prisoners, many of whom had not been searched and were still armed.The SBS patrol was about to leave the area when the revolt broke out but returned to rescue Dave. The uprising went on for three days and the SBS commandos remained throughout, bringing down aerial fire to quell the revolt.

You can read the rest of the story from The Telegraph here.Have any of you had the pleasure of working with members of our allies? Tell us your stories in the comments section and on our social media pages!

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