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Soldier receives Ohio Military Medal of Distinction
Myles Eckert sits on the lap of his grandfather, retired U.S. Army Master Sgt. Jerry Eckert, during the ceremony honoring Sgt. Gary Eckert receiving the Ohio Military Medal of Distinction after he was killed in action in Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV May 8, 2005, while serving with the 983rd Engineer Battalion, Monclova, Ohio.