Beer-bottle VC donates medal to Korea

Bill Speakman VC
Bill Speakman VC (Photo via BBC)

Two articles this week report how Bill Speakman VC, who was on a veterans’ trip to Korea, has decided to donate his Victoria Cross to South Korea. He also wants his ashes to be scattered in the DMZ when he dies. Sadly, the medal being donated is a replica: “he sold the original to a collector after being de-mobbed … to pay for a new roof for his cottage,” reports the Telegraph.


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