Hero: The Incredible True Story of Courage Under Fire
L.Cpl. Johnson Beharry,Jim Eldridge,
- ISBN: 9781407146799
- Publisher: Scholastic
- Pages: 240
- Dimensions (H x W x L):
As an army private, Johnson Beharry served in Kosovo, Northern Ireland and Iraq. In Iraq in 2004, his actions in rescuing his wounded comrades while under heavy fire led to him becoming the youngest person ever to receive the Victoria Cross. Since then, Johnson has made hundreds of public appearances, speaking about his experiences with children and young people in schools, youth offenders' centres and prisons. He is currently working on setting up a charity - the JBVC Foundation - to help prevent young people becoming involved in crime and gang culture. He has even appeared in a series of Dancing on Ice (2011 series) reaching the semi-final stage.