Your location is set to Dartford
Published: 06:30, 16 November 2012 |
Updated: 09:43, 10 January 2014
A former Medway schoolboy has been presented with one of the highest military decorations.
Two days before the country remembered its fallen, Bombardier Mark Carpenter was awarded the Military Cross by The Queen at Buckingham Palace on Friday.
He had saved the life of a fellow soldier when they came under attack on patrol in Afghanistan.
Mark, who grew up in Walderslade, faced a shower of bullets to drag his sergeant to safety when he was shot in the neck.
He told his mum Sue, of Repton Way, Walderslade: “I was just doing my job”.
The award comes almost three years after Mark’s step-brother Cpt Dan Read was killed in action.
Read the full story in today's Medway Messenger
Every morning at 10am we play you an hour of tunes from the 90s. We call it, #WeLoveThe90s.
Play 'Say It' with Garry and Laura on kmfm Breakfast and you could win £1,000!
Wake up to kmfm Breakfast with Garry and Laura - it's Kent's alarm call.
A guide for your future. For year 11 students in Kent and Medway. Click here for the e-edition.
Education, Training & Childcare is a special supplement published by KM Media Group four times a year. Click here for latest e-edition.
This is a brand new online resource covering every aspect of owning and improving a home in Kent and Medway.
Get the latest food and drink news, recipes from some of the nation's top chefs plus updates from Kent's vineyards and breweries.
Search in your local area to find your perfect partner in Kent, with FreshStart Dating! PLUS, register for free!.
Neil Miller, Hever Castle head gardener is new gardening blogger.
Buy pictures that you've seen in a KM newspaper, or send in a picture and we will place it on our photo sales website so that you can purchase a super, unique gift.