Kentucky National Guardsman to receive honor

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on February 9, 2013 at 11:32 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – A Kentucky National Guardsman will receive one of the military’s highest awards for valor Sunday.

Captain Shannon Ison will be given the Silver Star during a ceremony at the Galt House.

Ison was deployed to Afghanistan in 2008 with the 206th Engineer Battalion.

Ison will receive the medal for his actions when his platoon was hit with an explosive device.

He ran into gunfire to save wounded soldiers.
 

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