Medal of Honor recipient being honored at Fort Campbell

Fort Campbell Soldiers Ebola 101st Airborne Division

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.

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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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