Skip to comments.The awe-inspiring story of how a badly-burned soldier married his sweetheart
Posted on 02/28/2009 6:34:23 PM PST by Red in Blue PA
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.
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Lucky guy, he found the right woman. Good for him and good on her, heartwarming.
Gives me an idea, I’m going to find a make-up artist when I get engaged to make sure I found the right woman!
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The finest Brits the rest of world may never know. Thanks for posting and letting us know. Congrats Michelle & Martyn!
What a doll. This guy struck gold.