A Middlesbrough soldier who rescued an injured colleague in Afghanistan by taking off his own body armour and carrying him across a deep river to safety ""displayed the highest levels of leadership and bravery", according to his citation in the Queen's honours.
Private Lewis Murphy, of the Yorkshire Regiment, has been awarded the Queen's Commendation for Bravery, given for bravery entailing risk to life.
The citation in full reads as follows:
"Murphy displayed the highest levels of leadership and bravery under immense danger against a heavily armed, tenacious and determined enemy."
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