OK soldier receives Bronze Star

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OKLAHOMA CITY—An Oklahoma soldier was awarded the Bronze Star for his courage and his efforts to save the lives of his fellow guardsman on Saturday.

Specialist Maxx Robinson is credited with saving multiple lives during a firefight last summer in Afghanistan.

Robinson is a medic and had only been in Afghanistan a few days when his platoon was ambushed by Taliban insurgents.

The Porter native used his pistol to kill two of the attackers.

While the fighting raged on, he treated two of his fellow soldiers who were badly wounded.

Three of the guardsmen died in that battle.

Saturday morning, Robinson was awarded the Bronze Star medal.

Specialist Maxx T. Robinson said, “All my medical training I received from the Army and I feel it was great training, you know, the teachers throughout all of my medic training were fantastic and then there’s instinct part and that’s just move.”

Five other soldiers that were wounded during operations in Afghanistan received Purple Hearts.