Elder grad and Silver Star recipient Chad Lawson '96 was honored as the Cincinnati Reds' "Hometown Hero" on Monday, June 8. There was a party at the Holy Grail Banks prior to the game.
Lawson is being recognized as the Hometown Hero at the Reds vs Phillies game, not only because of his long list of military awards; but because of his efforts with the Duskin and Stephens Foundation, a foundation he and one of his green beret teammates founded to honor the lives of two of their fallen teammates.
Click here to read an article from when Chad was awarded the prestigious Silver Star. The Silver Star is awarded for gallantry in action while engaged in combat against an enemy.
Click here to view video from Channel 5 - WLWT.