Lance Sergeant Johnson Beharry VC (born 26 July 1979) is a British Army soldier who, on 18 March 2005, was awarded the Victoria Cross, the highest military decoration for valour in the British and Commonwealth armed forces, for twice saving members of his unit, the 1st Battalion Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment, from ambushes on 1 May and again on 11 June 2004 at Al-Amarah Iraq.
- Maybe I was brave, I don't know. At the time I was just doing the job, I didn't have time for other thoughts.
- After being awarded the Victoria Cross (27 April 2005)
Quotes about Beharry
- You're very special ... It's been rather a long time since I've awarded one of these.— Her Majesty
- Some days you['re] the bug, some days you['re] the windshield Private Johnson Beharry, VC.
- Chris Hunter, Eight Lives Down (2007).
- I was overshadowed today by Private Beharry, and quite rightly so – it was an honour to stand alongside him.