Military Cross for Matthew Wilson and Matthew Perry honoured

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A soldier who was shot in the head as he ran to protect a colleague in Afghanistan has been awarded the Military Cross.

Rifleman Matthew Wilson, 21, from Aberystwyth, a member of 2 Rifles, was honoured for his bravery.

He was knocked unconscious after an enemy bullet struck his helmet.

Serjeant Mathew Perry, 28, of Newport and also from 2 Rifles, won the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service for setting up an Afghan police force.

They were among soldiers honoured in the armed forces' Operational Awards List.

Military Cross for shot soldier

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