BOISE, Idaho -- In May 2005, Sgt. Chris Tschida stood at the gate of a small U.S. military station in war-torn Iraq, gravely injured, losing blood by the pint and slipping into shock.
His left hand had been blown off by a grenade, his jaw shattered. A small price, he thought, for the lives of three fellow soldiers.
His actions that day nearly resulted in his death. He was later awarded a Purple Heart.
But according to Idaho’s Legislature, congressional delegation and governor, Tschida’s deeds merit more official recognition, perhaps even a Medal of Honor.
They’re working now to make that happen.
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