Hero Scots Medic Saves His Captain
"I ripped open the 'quick clot' (blood clotting treatment) and lifted his arm on to his stomach. He was still on the radio sending a contact report. I couldn't believe it, [Captain Steve "Monty" Monteith] is a very brave man."
- Corporal Paul Tweedley, Pipes and Drums Platoon
Bashra, Iraq - A heroic Scottish soldier yesterday relived the moment an Iraqi blast killed an interpreter and blew off his commander's arm.
Corporal Paul Tweedley was on a foot patrol with his company in the southern city of Basra when a roadside bomb went off 240 feet ahead. The 29-year-old medic with the Pipes and Drums platoon risked a further attack to run forward and help the men.