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East Bierley soldier honoured
1:12pm Friday 4th December 2009 in East Bierley
Relatives of a Bradford soldier killed in Iraq received a medal from the Duke of Edinburgh.
Sergeant Chris Hickey, 30, of East Bierley, Bradford, died in a bomb blast in Basra in 2005.
His relatives were among those to be presented with the Elizabeth Cross by the Duke at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire yesterday. The Elizabeth Cross is a new medal given to relatives of Armed Forces personnel killed on operations or as a result of terrorism.
The Duke also presented medals to the families of three of the British soldiers killed by a rogue Afghan policeman exactly a month after the shooting.