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Army soldier recovering from TBI gets Silver Star

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  • Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Loheide re-enlists in the Army on Friday, April 5, at Fort Campbell, Ky., while his daughter, Annabella, held by Marianne Loheide, points to his Silver Star. Loheide received the Silver Star for his actions to evacuate wounded soldiers while in Afghanistan in 2010.

      Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Loheide re-enlists in the Army on Friday, April 5, at Fort Campbell, Ky., while his daughter, Annabella, held by Marianne Loheide, points to his Silver Star. Loheide received the Silver Star for his actions to evacuate wounded soldiers while in Afghanistan in 2010.
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  • Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Loheide talks with reporters on Friday, April 5, at Fort Campbell, Ky., about receiving the Silver Star for his actions in Afghanistan. Loheide suffered a brain injury when a bomb fell on his position in June 2010, but despite his injuries he helped evacuate other wounded soldiers.

      Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Loheide talks with reporters on Friday, April 5, at Fort Campbell, Ky., about receiving the Silver Star for his actions in Afghanistan. Loheide suffered a brain injury when a bomb fell on his position in June 2010, but despite his injuries he helped evacuate other wounded soldiers.
    Associated Press

 

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FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- A Fort Campbell soldier who suffered a traumatic brain injury has received the Silver Star for his actions to help evacuate wounded troops during a mission in Afghanistan in 2010.

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After receiving the honor during a Friday ceremony at the Tennessee-Kentucky state line, Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Loheide of Patchogue, N.Y., immediately re-enlisted in the Army to serve other wounded warriors like him.

Several of Loheide's former teammates returned to Fort Campbell to see him accept the military's third-highest medal for valor, which he said was earned by everyone in his unit.

Loheide and others were injured when a bomb dropped on their position during the operation. Despite his injuries and under fire, Loheide marked a landing zone for helicopters to evacuate the wounded and led his soldiers to safety.

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