WSYR-TV – A Fort Drum soldier killed in 2007 in Iraq will receive the Medal of Honor posthumously from President Donald Trump.
Sgt. Travis W. Atkins is credited with saving the lives of his fellow soldiers by throwing himself on top of a suicide bomber.
Atkins was 31 when he was killed.
He will be awarded at the White House on March 27.
#BREAKING: @POTUS Donald J. Trump will posthumously award the #MedalOfHonor to #USArmy Staff Sergeant Travis W. Atkins, for conspicuous gallantry on March 27 at @WhiteHouse.
For the full announcement: https://t.co/lbGD4Iqcm6pic.twitter.com/XrZkBwR7jg— U.S. Army (@USArmy) March 12, 2019