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Kentucky guardsman to receive Silver Star

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First Lieutenant Shannon Ison (Source: KYNG) First Lieutenant Shannon Ison (Source: KYNG)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Kentucky National Guard soldier is taking home one of the military's highest honors.

First Lieutenant Shannon Ison being awarded the Silver Star, the second highest honor an American soldier can receive.

While serving in Iraq, Ison saved the lives of several soldiers whose truck had been hit by a roadside bomb while taking intense enemy fire.

Ison will receive the award Sunday morning at a ceremony at the Galt House in downtown Louisville.

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