Thursday, 8 March 2012

ANDREW SAMUEL PENGELLY - MM



On the night of 13/14 June 1982, on the Island of east Falkland, the 2nd Battalion Scots Guards attacked well entrenched enemy position on the craggy ridge feature of Tumbledown Mountain, seven kilometers to the west of port Stanley

During the assault, leading elements came under fire from a sniper hidden high up in nearby rocky crags. Guardsman PENGELLY reacted immediately: abondoning his machine gun and armed with grenades, he climbed up the wet and slippery tocks toward the enemy position. Reaching the top, he hurled a grenade and killed the sniper. As he threw the grenade he was hit and badly wounded by enemy mortar fire. His courageous action was a significant individual contribution of a high order, to the success of the battle.

For his outstanding courage under fire and in the face of the enemy, Guardsman PENGELLY is very strongly recommended for the award of a Military Medal

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