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Silver Star Awarded To Slain Hoosier

Last updated on Friday, December 22, 2006

(STATEHOUSE) - Indiana National Guard Sergeant Joseph Proctor, who died in a suicide bomb attack shortly before he was to return home from Iraq, was awarded the Silver Star in a ceremony at the Statehouse rotunda.

He was wounded by a suicide bomber in May, but was able to shoot the driver of a dump truck loaded with explosives.

This is the first Silver Star given to an Indiana National Guard troop since 1969.

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