Sergeant P. Andrew McKenna was honored posthumously with the "Rhode Island Cross" this week. The Green Beret died in action overseas in August.
Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo met privately with the parents of Sergeant P. Andrew McKenna Wednesday. She presented them with the flag that flew at half-staff atop the Statehouse following the news of McKenna’s death.
The family of the 17-year army veteran was also presented with the Rhode Island Cross. The medal, presented by the Governor, was established in 1940 as way of awarding extraordinary heroism while on active state or federal service.
The Bristol-native died in a suicide bombing attack in Kabul, Afghanistan last month.
In a written statement Raimondo wrote “All Americans owe Sergeant McKenna and his family a deep debt of graditude.”
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