Photo Credit: Maj. Nathan A. Westby, 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs
(Left to right) Brig. Gen. Steven P. Huber of Chicago, the Land Forces Component commander for the Illinois National Guard, awards Spc. James Halterman of Marengo, the Soldier's Medal April 22 at the Woodstock armory for his heroic actions that saved the life of a fellow citizen in July 2011. Haltermen deployed to Afghanistan in 2008 with Company D, 1st Battalion, 178th Infantry Regiment in Woodstock and then volunteered to stay in Afghanistan for two more tours returning to Illinois in 2011.