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SAS soldier who saved lives at DusitD2 attack to be feted – PHOTOS


A British special forces soldier who joined Kenyan security forces in saving lives after terrorists attacked the 14 Riverside complex will secretly be honored, a senior British military official has said.

The official said that the Special Air Services (SAS) will receive one of the highest medals for his “remarkable bravery.”

British newspaper The Telegraph reported that the soldier “would be recommended for one of the highest medals for gallantry and likely the George Cross. Only the Victoria Cross is more prestigious.”

PHOTO | AFP
PHOTO | AFP

“This man has shown remarkable bravery. He has saved dozens of lives. You can fully expect him to receive one of the highest gallantry awards and most likely the George Cross. It won’t be announced. It will be given to him secretly,” a senior military official told the Telegraph.

Concerns have been raised over the security of the soldier after his photographs and videos were aired and published by media houses across the world.

PHOTO | AFP
PHOTO | AFP

Only two George Cross awards have been issued, with the most recent one being handed to Dominic Troulan who played a major role in saving lives in the Westgate Mall attack.

The George Cross medal is the second highest award of the United Kingdom honors system.

The attack took place on Tuesday afternoon with the Inspector General Joseph Boinnet confirming that 21 people lost their lives in the incident.