A Hawaii-based soldier from Tennessee has received the nation's third-highest award for combat bravery.
Sgt. Michael Moynihan of Shelbyville, Tenn., was awarded the Silver Star earlier this week at Combat Outpost Monti in Kunar province.
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Thursday the narrative accompanying his award says he took the lead in repelling an intense enemy attack in Afghanistan.
The report says Moynihan risked in life repeatedly from Oct. 11 to 13 while he and other Hawaii soldiers faced sustained fire. Both sides lost lives.
On Oct. 13, he exposed himself to enemy fire during the heaviest and most coordinated attack.
He is assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, "The Wolfhounds."