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For one to be a soldier takes a lot of courage. Those brave men and women going out to the battlefields to fight for a cause or country is inspiring to all; especially the story of Rifleman Matthew Wilson. Twenty-one year old Matthew was in an Afghan battlefield rushing to tend to another fellow soldier who was shot in combat when he was struck in the head by a Taliban sniper’s bullet. His comrades watched in horror as he collapsed and remained unmoving on the ground. Astonishingly, Wilson shakily rose to his feet and continued on his way toward the wounded soldier. The bullet was deflected by his helmet and saved his life. Matthew’s selfless actions “allowed a helicopter to land and fly his stricken colleague, who had been shot in the leg, to safety.”

Rifleman Matthew Wilson was rewarded with a Military Cross, which is the UK’s second highest award for heroism and courage. He continues to serve with the 2nd Battalion, the Rifles. He recalls the event that took place that day with only a bit of blurred memory. He recalled running to him comrade and hearing a loud crack and waking up on the ground with a massive headache and getting back to work. This is a incredible act of heroism. He selflessly was willing to sacrifice everything in sake of his fellow soldier. This is an amazing feat and should be remembered in our hearts forever.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2209703/Soldier-kept-fighting-shot-head-Hero-saved-wounded-comrade-list-107-gallantry-awards.html

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  1. Posted January 14, 2013 at 6:05 pm | Permalink

    I think it is truly incredible the act of heroism that this solider has performed. It is very rare to find some one that is willing to sacrifice and give everything up to safe the life of another. What Mathew Wilson did really makes him a true hero.

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  2. Posted January 14, 2013 at 6:10 pm | Permalink

    I found this story of rifleman Matthew Wilson extremely interesting. Its amazing how much determination and courage it took for him to go and try to help his fellow soldier.

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  3. Posted January 14, 2013 at 6:35 pm | Permalink

    This is definitely an act of heroism. Not everyone would have the courage to place their life on the line in order to save others, but Matthew dropped everything to protect his people. He is definitely a hero.

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  4. Posted January 14, 2013 at 7:08 pm | Permalink

    Truly a selfless act. A trait you see a lot in soldiers like Wilson.

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