Col. Everett Spain receives the Soldier's Medal from Maj. Gen. William Rapp, chief of Army Legislative Liaison. The Soldier's Medal is the U.S. Army's highest decoration for valor in a non-combat situation. Spain received the medal April 18, 2014, on the Baker Lawn of the Harvard Business School in Boston, where he will receive his doctorate in business administration in May 2014. Spain received the award for his actions during the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15, 2013. Spain immediately ran toward the bombing site and rendered first aid until medical help arrived, despite potential danger from further attacks.