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Monday, February 11, 2013

Kentucky National Guardsman receives Silver Star

Ky. Guardsman receives Silver Star but doesn't see himself as a hero
Feb 10, 2013
Written by
Mark Boxley

Until Sunday, when she watched her husband receive the Silver Star Medal at the Galt House Hotel, Deborah Ison never knew exactly what he had done during his 2008 service in Afghanistan to receive the military’s third-highest decoration for valor.

When she finally found out, after reading the official account, she was both proud and angry.

Proud, because Capt. Shannon Ison of the Kentucky National Guard saved the lives of numerous men under his command during an attack by insurgents in Afghanistan, according to the award description.

Angry, at least initially, “because I could have lost him.”
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