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WWII hero Charlie Boyce

Told to seize an important bridge at Kulverborstel, Germany, under fire, with men falling all around him, and British guns going silent, Charlie Boyce got the guns firing again and ran to his wounded men -

Seeing that one had a shattered leg, he improvised a stretcher from a gate, his considerable strength enabling him to drag it, with the man aboard, for 300 yards until they reached safety. Boyce then returned, carrying the gate, to the second wounded man, again using it as a stretcher to carry the victim to safety, all the while under fire.

He has died at 95, "liked by all".

Ave atque Vale.

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