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Wisconsin native among soldiers honored with medals

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AFGHANISTAN (WKOW) -- Defense Secretary Robert Gates honored several U.S. Army soldiers, including a Wisconsin native, when he visited eastern Afghanistan Wednesday.

Gates presented Silver Star Medals to seven soldiers with the 101st Airborne Division. That includes Cpl. Joshua Busch of Seymour, Wisconsin.

Another soldier was also awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Valor.

The soldiers earned the medals for their action during fighting in June and July in Kunar Province.

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