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Dec 9, 2011

Release Number: 1112-04


Fort Drum Public Affairs

10th Mountain Division Soldier to receive Soldier's Medal

Media Advisory

Release Nr: 1112-04

December 9, 2011

Fort Drum Public Affairs


10th Mountain Division Soldier to receive Soldier's Medal


Fort Drum, NY - A 10th Mountain Division Soldier will receive one of the highest awards for non-combat acts of heroism. The Soldier's Medal will be awarded to Sergeant Jacob Perkins, 1st Squadron 89th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team on Tuesday, December 13 at 3 p.m. 


Sergeant Perkins will receive the medal for his actions on July 22, 2011 when he helped passengers off a burning bus on the New York State Thruway.


The Soldier's Medal was established for acts of heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy.



Media interested in covering this event should be at the Media Operations Center on Rte 26 no later than 2:15 p.m.


EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to limited space an RSVP is requested no later than 4 p.m. on Monday December 12.


For more information regarding this advisory contact 2nd Brigade Public Affairs 315-772-5972 or email

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