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    A Liverpool soldier who was severely injured in Iraq has become one of
    the new faces of the Royal British Legion's poppy appeal.


    Lance Corporal Craig "Freddie" Lundberg, 22, was blinded and almost lost his
    left arm in a rocket-propelled grenade attack.

    One of the aims of this year's appeal is to highlight the growing number of
    under-35s asking for help.

    L/Cpl Lundberg said: "It is not just for old soldiers but young ones too."
    "I thought the legion was for older servicemen - like from World War II and
    veterans.

    "I never saw myself as a veteran at the age of 22."

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    Hi all

    I have been moved by the story of Craig Lundberg, the lance corporal blinded in Iraq. He is pictured at the Cenotaph at St. George's Hall in Pete Carr's photographs of Remembrance Day. There is more about Lundberg in a Financial News story "Lest We Forget." On his own blog there are photographs of his participation in Sunday's events and information on his activities. He is actually hoping to run in the London marathon and to ride in tandem with his dad in next year's six-day Big Battlefield Bike Ride. The May 2008 bike ride is a sponsored tour covering 340 miles across the battlefields of France being organised by the new charity, Help For Heroes. What a remarkable young man.

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    Hi Pete

    Many thanks for providing that fine photograph you took of Lance Corporal Craig Lundberg at Sunday's Rembrance Day event at St. George's Hall.

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    Jeeze !!! As a veteran myself of the Falklands, my heart goes out to the lad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven View Post
    Jeeze !!! As a veteran myself of the Falklands, my heart goes out to the lad.
    Hi Steven

    I think the point is that far from being a lad who mopes about his condition and about what happened to him, he is prepared to go out and remain active, raising money for the families of his fellow soldiers. A very creditable attitude.

    All the best

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