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Fort Campbell Soldier to receive Medal for Heroism

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY  – The Soldier’s Medal, the highest award a Soldier can receive for an act of valor in a non-combat situation, will be awarded to a Fort Campbell Soldier, October 29th. Specialist Jose A. Ortiz-Fernandez, 63rd Chemical Company, will receive the medal at Fort Campbell for his heroic actions on June 19th, 2010, when he rescued a woman from a submerged vehicle in the Cumberland River near Clarksville, Tennessee. 

According to the award citation, Ortiz-Fernandez was at a park, adjacent to the river, when he witnessed a female drive her vehicle onto a boat ramp and into the water.  With complete disregard for his own safety, he dove into the water and battled stiff currents to reach the vehicle.  «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell Soldier to receive Medal for Heroism

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The Soldier’s Medal, the highest award a Soldier can receive for an act of valor in a non-combat situation, will be awarded to a Fort Campbell Soldier, October 7th. 

Specialist Jose A. Ortiz-Fernandez, 63rd Chemical Company, will receive the medal at Fort Campbell for his heroic actions on June 19th, 2010, when he rescued a woman from a submerged vehicle in the Cumberland River near Clarksville, Tennessee.  «Read the rest of this article»

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