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Born in 1979 in Grenada as one of eight children, living in a two-bedroom hut, surviving on meagre meals of beans and rice and walking barefoot, three miles to school. At 13 Johnson Beharry quit school and worked as a decorator and labourer. In 1999 he scraped together the airfare for England and joined the Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment. He served six months in Kosovo, three months in Northern Ireland and then went to Iraq. On 1 May 2004, Beharry helped assist a foot patrol caught in a series of ambushes. His vehicle was hit by multiple rocket propelled grenades but he drove through the ambush and extracted his wounded colleagues from the vehicle, all the time exposed to further enemy fire. He was cited on this occasion for 'valour of the highest order'. While back on duty on 11 June 2004, a rocket propelled grenade hit Beharry's vehicle incapacitating his commander and injuring several of the crew. Despite his very serious head injuries, Beharry took control of his vehicle and drove it out of the ambush area before losing consciousness. He required brain surgery for his head injuries, and he was still recovering when he was awarded the VC in March 2005.
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#1
Bad luck follows him around, he sounds like a bit of a jinx! :)
#2
Trickyjabs
Bad luck follows him around, he sounds like a bit of a jinx! :)

Lets see your VC.
When you have one, come back and comment further.
If bad luck really followed him around, it would surely be awarded to him posthumously?
#3
Seems a shame to see this in the bargain bin...still I guess it means more people will read his story. As for the comment by 'Trickyjabs - Bad luck follows him around, he sounds like a bit of a jinx!', I suspect it was a bit tongue in cheek, but lets not make light of what this chap and many others do on a regular basis, just wish I had ounce of the bravery our boys in the armed services have...right...sermon endeth!
#4
Trickyjabs
Bad luck follows him around, he sounds like a bit of a jinx! :)

Dunno about that. Looks to have been pretty lucky to be here. Im going to look for this, got to be worth a read at this price!:) Be nice to read of someone with so much courage, papers are so full of same old, same old
#5
I read this last year, then gave it to my nephew before he went to "Afghanistan".
I thought it was a great read, it is written in a very simplistic style which I enjoyed, and he recalls his arrival into the UK, and his close family ties here, (Well in england)
Anyho, I think that it was a fantastic read, and very humbling at the same time, understanding where this lad came from and how he served the UK, when asked to do so.

Excellent book, and a true Hero of our time.
#6
this has been available on and off in poundland for months...

but is worth a read :thumbsup:
#7
wireframe
Lets see your VC.
When you have one, come back and comment further.
If bad luck really followed him around, it would surely be awarded to him posthumously?


alcatraz1968
Seems a shame to see this in the bargain bin...still I guess it means more people will read his story. As for the comment by 'Trickyjabs - Bad luck follows him around, he sounds like a bit of a jinx!', I suspect it was a bit tongue in cheek, but lets not make light of what this chap and many others do on a regular basis, just wish I had ounce of the bravery our boys in the armed services have...right...sermon endeth!


MAIA
Dunno about that. Looks to have been pretty lucky to be here. Im going to look for this, got to be worth a read at this price!:) Be nice to read of someone with so much courage, papers are so full of same old, same old


I T W A S, F A I R L Y O B V I O U S L Y, A J O K E ! ! ! ;-)
Do you people go through life with a permanent pained expression on your face?
#8
Trickyjabs
I T W A S, F A I R L Y O B V I O U S L Y, A J O K E ! ! ! ;-)
Do you people go through life with a permanent pained expression on your face?


I did...but you cheered me up! :)
#9
thanks for this going to look for this tomorrow a true hero :thumbsup:
#10
alcatraz1968
I did...but you cheered me up! :)


Then today has been a good day! :-D
banned#11
Bargain price, great guy - but haven't they given away most of the book in that description?
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FilthAndFurry
Bargain price, great guy - but haven't they given away most of the book in that description?


No, they kept the zombie bit as a surprise.
#13
Don't worry, Beharry!
#14
Trickyjabs
Then today has been a good day! :-D


Yes...but it's tomorrow I worry about!

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