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Lemmon native saves soldiers in Afghanistan

Lemmon native saves soldiers in Afghanistan

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ A native of Lemmon, South Dakota, has been honored for saving the lives of four soldiers in Afghanistan.
 
       The Bismarck Tribune reports that military contractor Dave Jensen received the Secretary of Defense Medal of Valor during a recent ceremony at the Pentagon.
 
       The Army says Jensen was serving as an operational adviser with the U.S. Army Asymmetric Warfare Group in September 2012 when a CH-47 helicopter he was aboard was hit by a rocket.
 
       Jensen described his actions as ``situational awareness and vigilance,'' saying his training and experience as a veteran took over.
 
       He says he was almost sure the helicopter was hit by indirect fire or a rocket. He says he knew there was a problem, and he tried to fix it the best he could.
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