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CAMP WILLIAMS, Utah (AP) -- A Utah National Guard soldier is being honored with a state medal for bravery based on his actions away from the battlefield.
Guard spokesman Hank McIntire says Sgt. Phillip McClure of Springville witnessed a traffic accident and then was the first on the scene. McClure freed the motorist from a burning vehicle and administered first aid.
For his quick reaction, skill and heroism McClure will receive the Utah Cross.
A ceremony is scheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday at Camp Williams.
McClure is a member of the guard's 116th Engineer Company which is based in Springville.
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