FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) – A 101st Airborne Division soldier who was killed in Cambodia in 1970 will be honored at a Fort Campbell ceremony.
The post gymnasium will be dedicated Wednesday and named for Sgt. Leslie H. Sabo Jr.
President Barack Obama awarded Sabo the Medal of Honor posthumously in 2012 for heroic actions in combat while serving as a rifleman with the 101st in Cambodia. The post said among other actions, the 22-year-old picked up a grenade and threw it away while shielding a fellow soldier with his own body, seriously wounding Sabo but saving the friend. Sabo was killed when he threw a grenade into an enemy bunker.
The dedication ceremony is set for 2 p.m. CDT Wednesday at the post on the Kentucky-Tennessee state line.
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