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Sergeant P. Andrew McKenna Recieves Posthumous Rhode Island Cross

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Sergeant P. Andrew McKenna was honored posthumously with the "Rhode Island Cross" this week. The Green Beret died in action overseas in August. Rhode...

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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Sgt. P. Andrew McKenna was honored with a posthumous Rhode Island Cross Wednesday.
Sgt. P. Andrew McKenna was honored with a posthumous Rhode Island Cross Wednesday.