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Kasinal Cashe White, the sister of Sgt. 1st Class Alwyn C. Cashe, delivers a speech during the Cashe Garden dedication ceremony on Fort Stewart, Georgia, May 20th, 2021. During Marne Week, the Division dedicated the Sgt. 1st Class Alwyn C. Cashe Garden to honor the Dogface Soldier, leader and Silver Star Medal recipient, and to inspire others to emulate his example. (Army photo by Staff Sgt. Prosper Ndow)

Army Sgt 1st Class Alwyn C. Cashe will receive a posthumous Medal of Honor for his actions following a roadside bomb explosion in October 2005. The recognition will come after years of effort to upgrade the Silver Star medal he was awarded at the time, Newsweek magazine reported.

Official records show that Cashe pulled seven victims from a burning vehicle, despite having himself sustained second-and third-degree burns on 72 percent of his body. Even though he was relatively unscathed after the initial explosion, his uniform was soaked with fuel. He was critically injured while rescuing his comrades. Cashe was serving with Company A, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division at the time. He died three weeks later at Brooke Army Medical Center, Texas.

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