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The E-Sylum: Volume 11, Number 23, June 8, 2008, Article 31

IRAQ VET TATTOOS VICTORIA CROSS MEDAL ON HIS BACK

Victoria Cross Tattoo

War hero Johnson Beharry had his Victoria Cross tattooed on his back and says it hurt more than being blown up.

The brave driver, 28, was awarded Britains top military gong after saving 30 comrades lives in two ambushes.

He suffered horrific head injuries in a blast inches from his face but said the five visits to his local tattooist were WORSE.

Lance Corporal Beharry said: Having this tattoo done was the worst pain I have experienced in my life. I suffered more for this than being in the blast.

I just had to grit my teeth and think of the British Army.

L/Cpl Beharry is the first living soldier to get the VC in 40 years. He says he got the tattoo so he never has to take it off.

To read the complete article, see: Tattoo agony worse than being blown up



Wayne Homren, Editor

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