STEPHENS, Seth Vincent Scott

Rank: 
Corporal
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
P999732L
Honours & Awards: 
Born: 
Saturday, August 12, 1967
Died : 
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Killed in action or died of wounds
Location: 
Age: 
42
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Cpl Seth Stephens CGC
Cpl. Seph Stephens was killed during operations in Southern Afghanistan.
 
Cpl. Stephens was hit by enemy small arms fire while he was protecting and inspiring his British and Afghan comrades. He made a conscious decision to move to provide more effective covering fire. Moving along what was a very exposed position while under accurate fire, increased the risk to him significantly. This act of selfless bravery, which almost certainly saved the lives of his comrades, was recognised by the posthumous award of the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross.
 
[Sources: AFM ROH / MOD online report in his name / London Gazettes Supp. 59737, page 5640.]
 

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