This story now
IN People ON 09 Nov, 2015
Some people sufffer from chronic diseases, but some willingly risk their lives and keep themselves open to sufferings. These people are called soldiers - people who are ready to risk their lives for the population of their nation. Many soldiers lose their lives in wars, and some others only barely make it back alive. Check out this touching story of two of Britain's most seriously injured soldiers, and get aboard the feels train!
Britain's most seriously injured surviving soldier Ben Parkinson today made a moving appearance at a Remembrance Sunday service in his home town of Doncaster. He was dressed in his full military uniform for the first time after getting new full size prosthetic legs for the ceremony, having made a miraculous recovery from over 40 injuries he received in a bomb blast in Afghanistan eight years ago.
Another one of Britain's most seriously injured soldiers, Sergeant Rick Clement, was also there. He had lost both legs in Afghanistan after stepping on a mine in 2010. Today, for the first time after the incident, he walked unaided so he could lay a wreath at the Cenotaph in memory of four of his comrades who never made it home.
Double amputee Sergeant Rick Clement fought the odds of being able to walk with his prosthetic legs, so that he could fulfill his wish to pay a touching tribute to his friends whom he lost in the war.
Sergeant Clement died twice on his the flight home from Camp Bastion after he stood on a mine while serving in Helmand in 2010.
He had to fight for his recovery, having lost both legs. It shows great courage on his part to walk unaided in front of thousands of people, after five long years of suffering.
Ben Parkinson, 30, laid a wreath at a service in his home town of Doncaster today, eight years after suffering catastrophic injuries in Afghanistan. He lost both his legs and broke his back, hips and ribs, while also suffering brain damage, when his Land Rover hit a mine. He was unconscious in a military hospital for three months but has since made a miraculous recovery.
He has made a miraculous recovery from over 40 injuries he received in a bomb blast in Afghanistan eight years ago. The most seriously injured soldier to survive in Afghanistan, he lost both his legs and broke his back, hips and ribs. We salute you.
To access this content, confirm your age by signing up.