Soldier from Northamptonshire gets Military Cross
A soldier from Northamptonshire has received the Military Cross for rescuing a wounded colleague while under fire in Afghanistan.
Pte Bryan Johnson, 24, of the Royal Regiment of Scotland, is a former pupil at Our Lady and Pope John School in Corby.
He was on patrol examining compounds in the Nad-e-Ali district when they came under enemy fire.
The citation describe Pte Johnson's "immense courage and dedication".
During the mission, a concealed enemy unleashed two grenades and a volley of gunfire on the patrol.
"The grenades went off, and there was dust everywhere, as well as a sense of shock obviously, but you just react," said Pte Johnson.
It was during this incident that a fellow soldier was shot and needed to be taken to safety.
"You work as a team, that's what the Army is.
"It never occurred to me that I was doing anything special, just reacting to what we are trained in," he said.