Walter Henry fought in the early battles of World War Two without getting a scrath. But a land mine on a special mission almost cost him his life.
It was in Tunesia that Henry was sent on a fact gathering mission. There were four people in two jeeps driving in a dry river bed to avoid being shelled by the Germans. Henry's jeep hit an anti tank mine and he was thrown into the air, recieving face and head wounds, a perforated eardrum and fractured right knee. As he was being taken by stretcher to a surgery unit, the carriers stumbled in the heavy rain and Henry was dumped into the mud.
Henry survived his injuries and remained in Tunesia to train troops. He was awarded a Purple Heart, a Bronze Star and Combat Infantry Badge.