10/01/2013 01:13 pm ET

Staten Island Soldier Killed In Afghanistan Awarded 3rd Highest Army Honor

U.S. Army

NEW DORP — The Staten Island soldier killed while protecting a Polish colleague in Afghanistan has been awarded the Silver Star, the Army Times reported.

Staff Sgt. Michael Ollis, 24, who died during an Aug. 28 attack on his base in Ghanzi, stepped between a suicide bomber and a Polish soldier to protect him, the Army Times said.

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