Rescued soldier weds her hero
Published: July 10, 2006 | 4433rd good news item since 2003
A SOLDIER who escaped death in Iraq has married the man who came to her rescue.
Gunner Natalie Savage was thrown from an army Land Rover in Basra in 2003 – and was at the mercy of a hostile mob of Iraqis as she lay injured.
But her husband-to-be, Lance Bombardier James Day, from Manchester, came to her rescue – and sparked off their romance, with him proposing last March at the top of the Eiffel Tower.
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The couple tied the knot at Mansergh Barracks in Guterslogh, Germany, where they are serving in the Royal Artillery Regiment.
Natalie, from Thornaby, Teesside, said: “I have got my own hero now. I was lying there injured and James said, `Please don’t go. I don’t want you to die.
“Then he came to the hospital and told me he loved me. It’s not the way you would expect to meet your future husband.”