Sgt. Christopher S. Searcy of Harrodsburg has been awarded the Army Commendation Medal while serving in Kuwait.
It will likely be the final award for Searcy, who plans to come home in December and retire from the Kentucky National Guard.
Searcy's wife, JoAnna, said that while most kids look forward to Santa Claus at Christmas, her kids are looking forward to their dad coming home.
Searcy was awarded the commendation for helping to save a fellow soldier from injury and a helicopter. He was in Kuwait working the night shift, helping to unload Black Hawks. According to the award recommendation documents, when one of the helicopters was coming off a boat, it slipped on a ramp and jackknifed. Searcy tied the aircraft down and prevented the helicopter from falling down the ramp.