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Fort Campbell solider awarded Distinguished Service Cross

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Staff Sergeant Eric Shaw (Source: http://www.army.mil/media/278880) Staff Sergeant Eric Shaw (Source: http://www.army.mil/media/278880)

FORT CAMPBELL, KY (WAVE) - A Fort Campbell soldier, killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan in 2010, has been awarded the Distinguished Service Cross - the nation's second highest military honor.

Staff Sergeant Eric Shaw, of Exeter, Maine, was killed while helping Afghan soldiers in a firefight with insurgents.

Shaw is credited with saving the Afghan soldiers' lives.

His widow and mother received the award in his honor during a ceremony Wednesday at Fort Campbell.

Shaw's three daughters, ages 7, 5 and 2, were also in attendance.

For further information about Shaw, click here.

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