This man was shot, suffered shrapnel wounds, picked up a fallen comrade, and ran three miles with him on his back... oooh, he managed to kill 36 enemy combatants in the process....
Johnson Beharry VC who won his award for two outstanding acts of bravery whilst in Iraq. In this ten minute News Special Report Johnson tells his remarkable story.
There was an original furore because his actions were not going to be recognised with the Victoria Cross, but due to media pressure, his name will go down in history!
[[[[JOHNSON BEHARRY WAS, IN FACT, A MEMBER OF THE SPECIAL AIR SERVICE, ATTACHED TO 1ST BATTALION, PRINCESS OF WALES'S ROYAL REGIMENT]]]]
Victoria Cross winner Johnson Beharry tried to kill self in a crash
Guilt-racked Victoria Cross winner Johnson Beharry has told how he tried to kill himself by driving into a lamppost at 100mph. He said he hoped the car smash would "be my end" after being tormented by depression and nightmares from his time in Iraq.
L/Cpl Beharry, 30 - who was awarded Britain's highest military honour for twice saving colleagues while under fire - told The Sun: "Sometimes you just can't get away from the things you have seen."
Describing his crash, he said he stormed out of his house after an early-morning bust-up with his partner.
The soldier, of 1st Battalion, Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment, drove off in his Lexus sports car and said he reached 100mph as he raced down a street in south-east London.
"I picked a lamppost which seemed to be next to a slightly raised section of pavement and drove straight for it," he told The Sun. "I looked at the road and there was nobody."
"So I thought if I could hit the side of the pavement and then the lamppost I could damage the fuel tank and hit the electricity to create a spark which would set the car on fire. So I did it. I heard a huge crash as the right hand side of my car collided with the lamppost. I closed my eyes and hoped that would be my end."
His car crumpled in the December 2008 collision and although L/Cpl Beharry was knocked unconscious, he escaped with minor scrapes and bumps.
The Grenadan-born NCO said he was speaking out in a bid to help other soldiers with similar feelings.
"Yes, I'm the most decorated soldier in the British Army but I'm a human being as well - and I'm suffering. Help and care needs to be ongoing and available to everyone who served on the battlefield," he said.
MY TUPPENCE WORTH!
It seems that this is a common occurence among 'heroic' veterans who feel that 'they should have been the one to die istead of their friends.... MORE MUST BE DONE!
Read more: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/british-vc-hero-johnson-beharry-tells-of-100mph-suicide-bid-14810433.html#ixzz17db9tvV9
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