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Military awards local soldier Bronze Star, Purple Heart

FORT KNOX, Ky. (WKRC) -- A local soldier receives one of our nation's highest military awards.

Specialist Brian Bennett was awarded the Bronze Star for valor at Fort Knox.

He is a 2008 graduate of Lakota East.

Bennett was stationed in Afghanistan in January when his base came under attack.

Bennett got to a tower and fired on the enemy, killing several insurgents.

The military recognized both his bravery and marksmanship. Bennett was injured in the attack and also received the Purple Heart.

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