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February 7, 2014

Chihuahua family receives Silver Star

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. — The family of a Fort Campbell-based combat medic killed in combat in Afghanistan has received a Silver Star on his behalf.

The wife and children of 25-year-old Spc. Shannon Chihuahua of Thomasville, Ga., accepted the honor Friday at Fort Campbell

In a statement, Kristin Chihuahua said her husband used to jokingly brag "he knew how to save lives."

Chihuahua died Nov. 12, 2010, after his platoon came under enemy fire in eastern Afghanistan near the Pakistan border.

The Army says Chihuahua risked his own life to provide medical aid to multiple wounded soldiers when he was hit.

The Silver Star is the Army's third highest honor.

Chihuahua was a combat medic assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division.

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