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Guardsman to receive Bronze Star for valor today

Jul. 19, 2013 - 09:00AM   |  
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GLENVILLE, N.Y. — A member of the New York Army National Guard is being awarded a medal for saving the life of a fellow soldier while on a mission in Afghanistan.

The state Division of Military and Naval Affairs said Sgt. Joshua Young will receive the Bronze Star for valor during a ceremony Friday afternoon at the Scotia-Glenville Armed Forces Reserve Center in Schenectady County.

National Guard officials said the resident of the Rochester suburb of Perinton was serving with a bomb disposal unit based at Fort Drum when the soldiers came under enemy fire on March 16, 2012. Young repeatedly exposed himself to enemy fire to rescue a soldier who had been severely wounded by an enemy mortar round.

Young is assigned to the Glenville-based 1018th Ordnance Company.

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