(Undated) – Saving the lives of others while risking his own has earned a local soldier the Silver Star.
Army Pfc. Phillip Wysocki was pinned with the high honor by U.S. Gen. David Petraeus last week at Forward Operating Base Wilson in Afghanistan’s Kandahar Province according to the Leaf Chronicle.
Wysocki is a 2009 Conner High School graduate and still volunteers with the Hebron Fire Department when not on duty. He is with Combined Task Force Strike's Company A, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment.
Wysocki played a large role in evacuating casualties under heavy enemy fire following a suicide bomber attacker in Afghanistan on Nov. 1.