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Army vet from Minnesota honored with military's second-highest honor


Jerry Holt – Star Tribune

Lt. Gen. Thomas S. James Jr. left shook hands with 1st Lt. Andrew L. Bundermann after he received the Distinguished Service Cross, the military's second-highest honor, for his heroic combat action from 2009 in Afghanistan.

With more than 300 Taliban fighters firing rocket-propelled grenades, mortars and heavy weapons at 54 soldiers trapped in a remote mountain outpost in Afghanistan, Andrew Bundermann quickly realized his platoon was in deep trouble.

"It's really happening. It's not a dream. It's not a movie," he thought to himself that October morning nearly 10 years ago. "It's actually happening."


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