28 Apr '14, 1pm

Boston Marathon hero awarded Soldier's Medal

Boston Marathon hero awarded Soldier's Medal

BOSTON (April 28, 2014) -- Many Americans have seen the shaky photos and videos taken when the bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. Among the many people who went to the aid of the injured, there are glimpses of runners who stripped off their shirts to tie tourniquets around the shattered limbs of bomb victims. One of those unknown runners was Col. Everett Spain, an Army engineer who is earning a doctorate in management at the Harvard Business School. On April 18, in a ceremony on the school's Baker Lawn, Spain received the Soldier's Medal, the Army's highest award for valor in a non-combat situation. But Spain has shunned any publicity, avoided interviews with the civilian news media. "First and foremost, I was brought up to believe that military officers should never seek praise for themselves," Spain said. "Our purpose is to serve ...

Full article: http://www.army.mil/article/124781/Boston_Marathon_hero_a...

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