Legislature Awards Medal of Honor to Cameron Man

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas lawmakers have awarded the Legislative Medal of Honor to a Cameron man killed in Afghanistan.

The Texas Legislature gives out the award to one person every two years and on Memorial Day gave it to U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Darryn Deen Andrews Of Milam County.

Andrews was serving his second tour in Afghanistan with 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Regiment in September 2009 when his unit was ambushed.

The unit was first struck by an improvised explosive device and then by small arms fire, including a rocket-propelled grenade. According to the Army, he threw three of his men to the ground to protect them, but was himself fatally wounded.

Andrews was a school teacher and coach before he enlisted in the Army after Sept. 11, 2001.

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