for "breathing fire into the spirit of his men" during a Taliban attack Lance Corporal Lawrence Kayser r Royal Anglian Regiment.
"I was shocked at first to find that I was getting the Military Cross
," he said.
I told my mum as soon as I knew and when I got back, all the family said they were so proud." Alex will be presented with the Military Cross
later this year.
In 1979, the Queen approved a proposal that a number of awards, including the Military Cross
, could in future be awarded posthumously.
Three received Distinguished Flying Crosses, five were given Conspicuous Gallantry Crosses, five got Distinguished Service Orders and 28 Military Crosses
Sassoon, who was known as "Mad Jack" for his acts of bravery, won the Military Cross
for bringing in wounded and dying comrades lying close to German lines in 1916.
In September, we revealed that Bryan was scared to tell his mum he had won the Military Cross
in case she gave him a telling-off for risking his life.
For Private Kennedy, aged just 18, has become the youngest soldier since the Second World War to be awarded the prestigious Military Cross
SPECIAL DAY Kate Nesbitt poses with her Military Cross
at Buckingham Palace.
The coffin was draped with the Union flag and a regimental cap, belt and his military medals including the Military Cross
were placed on top.
ARMY medic Captain Noel Chavasse is the only person to earn two Victoria Crosses and the Military Cross
COMMANDO Michael Cowe has collected the Military Cross
after helping to save three soldiers whose vehicle was blown up in Afghanistan.