Winner of the highest British award, who shot their
It so happened that when coalition troops entered Afghanistan in the 2000s, the British forces found themselves in a hard heat, not only because of their current actions. In Helmand province, it was generally fun. When digging trenches, at first it was possible to encounter the “cultural layer” left by the “shuravi”, and under it, if you dig a little deeper, you successfully found all sorts of little things left by the soldiers of Queen Victoria.
In general, the place was like that. Hard-military. Therefore, in the summer of 2006, skirmishes and regular ambush for the British were quite common.
Corporal Budd regularly fell into similar stories with his unit. And not bad manifested itself in the melee. So on August 20, 2006, the platoon in which he served landed on a minefield. Budd provided a safe zone for landing a medical helicopter and noticed that the Taliban were making their way through the corn field.
Then Budd led his unit to bypass the Taliban from the flank, but they were noticed and the group was caught in crossfire. Two soldiers were seriously injured. Understanding that the matter was bad, Budd ordered everyone to leave, and he himself threw himself in the thickets of corn across the thickets of Taliban to cover his own. From the side where Budd rushed, shots and explosions of grenades were heard.
An hour later, the reinforced British returned to that field and found the dead Budd and the three Taliban around it. Corporal Brian Budd was awarded the Victoria Cross, the highest military award in the United Kingdom, for his feat. More precisely the award was received by his widow.
And the whole tragedy of this story is that Budd, being under crossfire and destroying the Taliban, was killed by a British bullet.