(AP) -- A soldier from Urbana
is getting a medal for heroism after he pulled three family members from a
Staff Sgt. Mark Rogers will receive a
Soldier's Medal during a special ceremony in Champaign on Thursday.
The medal recognizes heroic acts outside
of a "direct encounter with an enemy."
Rogers is getting the medal
for smashing a windshield and pulling his wife and two children from the
family's burning car after it was hit by a tractor trailer in 2008. His arm was
The 37-year-old is set to receive the
medal from Republican U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis.
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