The 101st Airborne Division will be hosting an awards ceremony to honor the services and selfless sacrifice of a fallen soldier.
Major General James McConville will posthumously award the Distinguished Service Cross to the family members of Staff Sergeant Eric Shaw for his actions while he was deployed with his unit, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, in Afghanistan in 2010.
The ceremony is scheduled to take place on post Wednesday, January 16th at 1 p.m. at Liberty Chapel.
Military officials say Staff Sgt. Shaw’s actions in Afghanistan saved the lives of a dozen Coalition Forces and his bravery and complete disregard for his own safety enabled his comrades to continue fighting and accomplish the mission.