Corporal John Harrison, 29, from the Parachute Regiment, led his unit out of the Chinook under heavy and accurate insurgent fire in the Special Forces-led pre-dawn operation on September 9 2009 to rescue Stephen Farrell, a reporter with the New York Times.Three helicopters were used in the international mission and they landed outside the compound, around seven miles west of Kunduz, which was heavily defended by about 19 insurgents.Cpl Harrison's ''critical'' job was to provide a cordon team to give protection to the rescue force and his helicopter landed to the south of the compound with rounds hitting the airframe, while the other two landed to the west.
Is this what we pay our soldiers for?? I thought they are there to prevent terror coming to Britain and to train the Afghans to protect their people? Why should these journos go into such dangerous areas that they need protection? Let the New York times pay for their protection!! Dirty terrorist-loving rag!!
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