Victoria Cross hero: The Army saved me from life in gun and drug gangs

IRAQ war hero Johnson Beharry has revealed how he was once a gun-toting member of a drugs gang. The Army lance sergeant – awarded the Victoria Cross for bravery – said his crew carried knives as well as firearms as they peddled cocaine and marijuana.

L/Sgt Beharry, 38, said he could easily have been killed had he not escaped gang culture by joining the Army, in which he still serves.

The father-of-two, who is using his experience to deter youngsters from gang violence, said: “The Army saved my life.

“I would have ended up dead or in prison. I’m lucky that I have the VC letters next to my name, when it easily could have been RIP. When I was in the gang, we used to carry knives or guns for...
source: Express

2018-04-16 15:30
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