story by: Billy Gunn – The (Alexandria, La.) Town Talk
photo courtesy of: army.mil
The Army’s top officer Tuesday pinned a Silver Star on a hero from Houston who took charge last year when higher-ranking soldiers were incapacitated in an attack in Afghanistan.
Sgt. M. Joshua Laughery was a corporal on Sept. 12 when he and his platoon were attacked by a suicide bomber after a firefight on patrol in Wardak province, Afghanistan.