story by: Kristin M. Hall – The Associated Press
photo courtesy of: Mark Humphrey / The Associated Press
A Brazilian-born Army sergeant credited with saving two lives during an attack in Afghanistan while wounded has been presented with the nation’s second highest military honor, the Distinguished Service Cross.
Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno presented the medal to Sgt. Felipe Pereira of the 101st Airborne Division during a ceremony Thursday at the installation on the Tennessee-Kentucky state line.
Pereira is the first soldier from the famed 101st Airborne Division since Vietnam to receive the honor. He is assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team.
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