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Lance Corporal Leon Smith  The brother of an SAS soldier who risked his life to help a comrade and later died while serving in Afghanistan will accept a prestigious prize on behalf of his sibling.    Lance Corporal Leon Smith will posthumously be awarded the Charles Upham Award for Bravery at a ceremony in Wellington this afternoon, a statement from Government House says.

An SAS soldier who risked his life to help a comrade and later died while serving in Afghanistan is being honoured with a bravery award.

The eyes of war, World War I."It's the proverbial "thousand-yard stare" that was associated with shell shock in WWI"

Expressive eyes

It’s the proverbial “thousand-yard stare” that was associated with shell shock in WWI. Today we know it as the beast of PTSD. The eyes of War, WWI

WW2 Sniper Lance Corporal A.P. Proctor cleaning his rifle, Italy 1943.

Sniper Lance Corporal A. Proctor cleaning his rifle Italy Colourised.

Lance Corporal Bill Baggott sleeps on his motorcycle in Falaise, France - 13 August 1944 Photo by Michael M. Dean

A soldier manages to sleep anywhere whenever he can. Lance Corporal Bill Baggott sleeps on his motorcycle in Falaise, France - 13 August 1944 Photo by Michael M.

Wehrmacht soldier throwing a "potato masher" -Operation Barbarossa.

Japan Bombs Pearl Harbor: July 1941-December 1941

Ortona - Lance Corporal George Netherwood (left) and Private W.L. Soderberg (right) with Bren guns, Private Earl Israel (rear), Italy.

Lance Corporal George Netherwood (left) and Private W. Soderberg (right) with Bren guns, Private Earl Israel (rear), Italy.

RCA 17-pounder anti-tank gun crew of the 57th Battery, 1st Anti-Tank Regiment, supporting actions near Campobasso, Italy, 25 October 1943. (L-R): Gunner F.S. Steel, Lance-Corporal R.V. McKeachie and Gunner W.O. Jorheim. (Photo by Jack Smith, LAC a213693)

Calculation of anti-tank gun of the British production of the anti-tank battery of the Regiment of the Canadian anti-Italian village near Campobasso (Campobasso).

Lance Corporal Lodge of the British Royal Engineers holds a captured German Hafthohlladung magnetic anti-tank mine. Caen, France. 26th of June 1944. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

B Lance Corporal Lodge of 278 Field Company Royal Engineers holding a German hollow charge anti-tank magnetic mine during Operation 'Epsom' 26 June 1944

Corporal, East Surrey Regiment, 1940, with M1928 Thompson submachine gun

A lance corporal of the British Army East Surrey Regiment posed with a Thompson sub-machinegun, Chatham in Kent, England, United Kingdom, 25 Nov 1940 Photographer: Puttnam Imperial War Museum

Military kit through the ages: from the Battle of Hastings to Helmand - Telegraph (1944 lance corporal, Parachute Brigade, Battle of Arnhem)

Military kit through the ages: from the Battle of Hastings to Helmand

Photographer Thom Atkinson: Inventories of Soldiers kit from 1066 to 2014 1944 lance corporal, Parachute Brigade, Battle of Arnhem

Ortona - Lance Corporal Roy Boyd of The Loyal Edmonton Regiment is rescued after being burried under the rubble of the mined house for three and a half days.

Ortona - Lance Corporal Roy Boyd of The Loyal Edmonton Regiment is rescued after being burried under the rubble of the mined house for three and a half days.

Canadian rifleman, Private Morris J Piche of the 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, is helped to an aid station beh...

Canadian rifleman, Private Morris J Piche of the Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, is helped to an aid station behind the Korean front lines by Lance Corporal W J Chrysler during the Brigade advance in early

Major Hans Deltev Chrapkoski Commander of Sturm-Pionier-Bataillon 43 “Großdeutschland” attribute to a soldier a "Panzervernichtungsabzeichen" litteraly "Tank destructor badge" in silver awarded for one tank destroyed thanks to a Panzerfaust, grenade, improvised explosive or hand weapons... To one of his men who rank Obergefreiter (Senior Lance-Corporal) in front of a T-34, May 1944 ,.

unbekanntersoldat: “ Receiving the Tank Destruction Badge - Given to soldiers who destroyed a tank single handedly with a hand held weapon.

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