Col. Everett Spain is presented the Soldier's Medal, the U.S. Army's highest peacetime decoration for heroisim, by Maj. Gen. William Rapp, chief, Army Legislative Liaison. Spain received the award for heroism for actions taken one-year prior at the scene of the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15, 2013, where he distinguished himself following the two blasts by immediately and selflessly rushing toward the threat without regard to his own personal safety; rendering first aid until medical help arrived despite the potential for additional explosive devices.

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