Members of the Smith family prepare to receive the Silver Star in honor of SrA. Bradley R. Smith, who was killed in Afghanistan Jan. 3, 2010. From left are Brad’s brother, TSgt. Ryan Smith and his wife, Shawna,and parent, Paula and Gary Smith of Troy, Ill. The Smiths have been instrumental in keeping Brad’s legacy alive through an annual 5K run and by serving other parents who have lost a child.
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