01 Oct '12, 10am

News: Military Cross for soldier who continued to fight after being just 'a hair's breadth from death'

"I hadn't forgotten about it, but I'd just moved on, so I was a bit confused when I was told to go and see the commanding officer as that's not normally a good thing! I never thought I would have something like this medal - it's a pretty big deal and hasn't really sunk in. "But I can't wait to go to the Palace and meet the Queen to receive the medal, although I'm really nervous about it," admited Rifleman Wilson who has suffered no side effects from the shot to the head. "You have got to respect your enemy," he concluded. "I have no special hate. I would have done exactly the same, except I wouldn't have missed. It was a bloody good shot though." His citation says: "Wilson's gallantry, coolness under fire and exemplary determination, having been literally a hair's breadth from death, was nothing short of extraordinary. "Where many would have crumbled under pressure, shock ...

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