You will be redirected to the page you want to view in  seconds.

E-6 to receive Soldier’s Medal for heroism

Apr. 4, 2013 - 09:51AM   |  
  • Filed Under

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A soldier from Urbana is getting a medal for heroism after he pulled three family members from a burning car.

Staff Sgt. Mark Rogers will receive a Soldier’s Medal during a special ceremony Thursday in Champaign.

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 severely burned.

The 37-year-old is set to receive the medal from Republican U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis.

More In Careers

Start your day with a roundup of top defense news.

VA Home Loan

Search By:

Product Options:
Zip Code:

News for your in-box

Sign up now for free Military Times E-Reports. Choose from Money and Education. Subscribers: log in for premium e-newsletters.

This Week's Marine Corps Times

This Week's Marine Corps Times

Left behind
Without security, without citizenship, interpreters are exposed to death squads

Subscribe for Print or Digital delivery today!

MilitaryTimes Green Trusted Classifieds Looking to buy, sell and connect on Military Times?
Browse expanded listings across hundreds of military installations.
Faces of valorHonoring those who fought and died in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.
hall of valorThe Hall of Valor is a searchable database of valor award citations collected by Doug Sterner, a Vietnam veteran and Military Times contributing editor, and by Military Times staff.
Fraud in day cares
(0 replies)
   Last Post: garhkal
        Apr 24, 2014 11:42 PM
   Last Post: TJMAC77SP
        Apr 23, 2014 4:14 PM
   Last Post: Stalwart
        Apr 23, 2014 12:27 PM

All you need to know about your military benefits.

Benefits handbook

Guard & Reserve All you need to know about the Guard & Reserve.

guard and reserve handbook