Ohioan awarded congressional medal

President Barack Obama this month will award the Congressional Medal of Honor to Senior Chief Special Warfare Operation Edward Byers, who was born in Toledo and graduated from high school in 1997 in Wood County.

Byers will be the 11th living member of the military to receive the Medal of Honor for service in Afghanistan. Byers, who is in the Navy, was part of a team which helped rescue an American held in Afghanistan in 2012. The ceremony will take place at the White House on Feb. 29.


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