Stories like these don’t happen all that often, so it’s good to hear that action heroes do exist in the real world–and more importantly, survived the freaking grenade. Amazing stuff.
From the BBC:
A Royal Marine who threw himself onto an exploding grenade to save the lives of his patrol has been put forward for the UK’s highest military honour.
Lance Corporal Matt Croucher, 24, a reservist from Birmingham, survived because his rucksack and body armour took the force of the blast.
He was part of a reconnaissance troop in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, in February, when the incident happened.
The Ministry of Defence said he could be considered for the Victoria Cross.
He suffered only minor injuries and a bloodied nose. Cripes. It kinda makes me wonder whether he was wearing this Dragonskin body armour thing that I saw on Futureweapons (Okay, so the ex-Marine host is an asshole, but just watch the clip towards the end).