Mother pays tribute to hero soldier
The mother of a soldier awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross for his valour in Afghanistan has paid tribute to his bravery, saying she will miss his smile.
L/Cpl James Ashworth, 23, from Kettering, Northamptonshire, who was serving with 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, was killed during a mission to disrupt insurgent activity in the Nahr-e-Saraj district in June 2012.
His mother Kerry, said that, although the award had made her "ecstatically happy", the announcement had also brought back the pain of his death.
18 Mar 2013
- From the section UK