Simon Brown Exclusive BBC Life Story Interview – Iraq War Hero

Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s moving Simon Brown Exclusive BBC Life Story Interview – Iraq War Hero…..

This is one of Belfield’s most compelling interviews ever!

Simon Brown is a true war hero who was shot in the face in Iraq in 2006.

His story of tenacity, spirit and fight is a true inspiration.

If this doesn’t make you think nothing will. What an amazing gentle man….

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Enjoy an exclusive interview with Simon Brown and Alex Belfield…

Simon Brown was shot in the face while saving six comrades during a tour of Iraq in 2006 and the resulting wound destroyed his left eye and 90% of the vision in his right eye.
He has since worked with the Help for Heroes charity that was set up to aid injured servicemen and women and has been invited to England’s training camp in Leeds later this month by interim head coach Stuart Lancaster who hopes to re-focus his charges ahead of the defence of the northern hemisphere crown.

Brown’s shocking injuries occurred when the recovery unit he commanded was called out to rescue a broken-down armoured vehicle in Basra.

He managed to get the vehicle going again but he was hit by an insurgent’s bullet in the process that tore through both eye sockets and exited below his right ear.

When Brown woke from a coma 17 days later he found out that he had lost both cheeks and a chunk of his jaw bone and would need more than 100 hours of surgery.

Having battled back, he now works with young offenders and offers talks to schools. “I was injured doing my job,” he told the newspaper. “I was paid to do what I did, and I was proud to be a soldier.

Recorded 2011 by Alex Belfield for the BBC and Celebrity Radio.