Denise Meehan looks at the Distinguished Service Cross awarded to Sgt. Felipe Pereira on Thursday, April 12, 2012, at Fort Campbell, Ky. Pereira suffered shrapnel wounds to his spleen, lung and liver ... more 
Denise Meehan looks at the Distinguished Service Cross awarded to Sgt. Felipe Pereira on Thursday, April 12, 2012, at Fort Campbell, Ky. Pereira suffered shrapnel wounds to his spleen, lung and liver when his unit was attacked in November 2010 in Kandahar province, but he refused medical treatment and helped to evacuate two other wounded soldiers. Meehan's son, Pfc. Andrew Meari, was killed in the attack. AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) less 
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Fri, Apr 13, 2012 2:13 AM EDT