Meet the only Soldier known to have charged the Taliban with a bayonet in Afghanistan

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LG2007-0390
29 April, 2007
Dundurn Sk
Dundurn - Sergeant Todd Wilson shouts some inspiring words to get his section moving during the live fire platoon attack. Sgt Wilson is with The North Saskatchewan Regiment.

About 400 soldiers from 38 Canadian Brigade Group and 34th Infantry Division of the Minnesota National Guard participated in Exercise BISON WARRIOR 2007 at Canadian Forces (CF) Detachment Dundurn, SK 25-30 April.

The purpose of Exercise BISON WARRIOR 2007 was to challenge the junior members and junior commanders in certain tasks linked to a contemporary operating environment like Afghanistan.

Photo: Cpl Bill Gomm

French/Françias translation to follow

Corporal Sean Jones
Cpl Jones said, “I have been shot at quite a few times and could tell the enemy was close. Gravel and dirt were flying up all around me from the bullets.”  He was able to fire a rocket at one of the insurgent positions.  Then he ordered three of his men to fix bayonets, shouted “follow me”, and led them on a bayonet charge across 260ft of open ground through Taliban gunfire!

Follow Me is a United States Army memorial located in front of the Infantry School at Fort Benning, Georgia.
Follow Me is a United States Army memorial located in front of the Infantry School at Fort Benning, Georgia.

The soldier’s citation states that Cpl Jones demonstrated “unflinching courage and extraordinary leadership in the face of extreme and tangible danger”.  He “epitomised the best qualities of the British infantry: gritty determination, controlled aggression, tactical cunning and complete disregard for his own safety”.
More of his story can be found here

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