Much of my beat is focused on soldiers' training and their actions on the battlefield.
But I always love the chance to write about what soldiers are like off the battlefield.
It can be a really great way to humanize them and connect soldiers to civilians.
Here's my story on Sgt. 1st Class Daryl Khan, a combat veteran who has deployed to Afghanistan four times. Khan was nominated to receive the prestigious Soldier's Medal for pulling an unconscious man from a car minutes before it was destroyed in a fire.
You can read the story online here:
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