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April 6, 2011 6:42 AM

California soldier honored for saving Afghan girl's life

Pvt. Marcus Montez's first patrol during his inaugural tour as a combat medic in Afghanistan wasn't your typical first day. While on foot patrol through Kandahar City, his unit heard an Afghan woman wailing in distress and rushed to investigate. His four-person unit found a woman clutching an apparently lifeless toddler. Montez, of Sacramento, stepped in and began performing CPR on the little girl. For this, Montez was awarded the Soldier's Medal, the highest award a soldier can receive for actions unrelated to combat.

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