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Posted on 02/27/2009 10:34:30 PM PST by Steelfish
A love forged in flames: The awe-inspiring story of how a badly-burned soldier married his sweetheart
28th February 2009
Martyn Compton, a headstrong young soldier, met Michelle Clifford in a Kent pub in January 2006, and at their very first meeting he knew she was 'the one'.
From that day on, the couple were virtually inseparable and, in June, Martyn picked a gold and silver engagement ring and asked Michelle to marry him. She lost no time in saying 'yes'.
The only cloud on their blissfully happy horizon was that Martyn - then aged just 22 - was about to be posted to Afghanistan for his first tour of duty with the Household Cavalry. Michelle, a teacher three years his senior, was characteristically practical. 'Well, it's your job,' she told him.
Five weeks later, Martyn and his colleagues drove into a Taliban ambush. Three of his friends died instantly when a rocket propelled grenade slammed into the armoured vehicle that Martyn was driving.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
Ah, damn, now my eyes are all dripping. And I’m an unsentimental SOB, too.
I’ve got a real weakness for a good love story. And that’s a great one. Screen’s all blurry (Dam’n! Must be the Windows upgrade I did last nite.)
I wish Michelle and Martyn all the joy and happiness that my wife and I have been blessed with all these long years. They are two very lucky, very strong people. And I wish them God’s blessing.
That’s true love.
The finest Brits the rest of world may never know. Thanks for posting and letting us know. Congrats Michelle & Martyn!
Darn blurry screen.
Congrats to Martyn and Michelle.
Off for a tissue...
What a lovely couple. I wish them a long and very happy life together.