Thursday, September 04, 2008

Corporal Richard Pask MC

Corporal Richard Thomas Pask of The Royal Welsh

This information relates to a descendant of Monmouthshire progenitor Isaac Paske, (c1705 - ) who lived in Llanvihangel-ystern-Llewern, Monmouthshire.

Whilst searching for an image, I came across some information, and a photograph that makes you proud to be a Pask.

In March 2008, Richard Pask of Gwent, was awarded one of the most prestigious military honours for his bravery under fire in Iraq. The Royal Welsh soldier led his six-strong team to safety after their tank was blown up by insurgents in Basra last year.

For more information see the BBC News website, and the South Wales Argus, which includes a video interview with Richard.

Richard's grandparents were Thomas P. & Annie Pask née Meskill of Newport, Monmouthshire. He is the 7 x great-grandson of Isaac Pask.

Congratulations to Richard on his bravery, and courage.