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Monk's moments: Determined to succeed

Royal Marine Liam Armstrong recently became the most junior British serviceman ever to be awarded the Military Cross. The award was for his outstanding gallantry last year in Afghanistan when he found himself facing nine heavily armed Taliban, and the citation mentioned his exceptional bravery, level headedness and determination. However, the marines had not been his first choice of career; at the age of 15 he had been a trainee at a professional football club, but they released him because he was said not to have sufficient determination. One can only speculate what might have happened if he had been allowed to stick to football.
Dermatology in practice 2003; 11(6): 31–31
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