COWE, Michael

Rank: 
Corporal
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
P060082K
Honours & Awards: 
Corporal Michael Cowe was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan [1].
 
On 14 February 2007, during a company level mobile operations group long-range desert patrol, a VIKING hit an anti-tank mine, which resulted in two friendly casualties. At the time Cowe’s section was in contact 100 metres away. However, without hesitation he led his section into the known mined area, with little thought for his own safety, to help recover the casualties from the smoking hulk and assist with the evacuation; this he did whilst receiving continuous small arms fire from the enemy. He made a significant contribution to the operational effectiveness of his company [2].
 
Source
[1] London Gazette Supp. 58396, page 10411 published 19 July 2007.
[2] Globe and Laurel Jul/Aug. 2007 edition.
 

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