19-year-old awarded Silver Star posthumously - WSMV Channel 4

19-year-old awarded Silver Star posthumously

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FORT CAMPBELL, KY (WSMV) -

Fort Campbell soldiers honored a fallen comrade on post Thursday morning as the Army awarded him the third-highest honor for valor - a Silver Star.

The military said Spc. Jordan Byrd, 19, saved the life of another soldier when their unit came under attack by rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire last October.

Byrd was a medic who was killed during that attack.

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