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By Kevin Lilley, Staff writer
In the immediate aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing, an NBC News report praised an unnamed active-duty service member who turned his shirt into a makeshift tourniquet, treating the wounded in the chaos at the finish line of the April 15, 2013, race.
A year later, still shunning publicity, Col. Everett Spain received the Soldier’s Medal for his actions that day, honored in a ceremony at Harvard Business School, from which he will graduate this month with a doctorate in management, according to the Army news release announcing the award.
“I find the attention a little uncomfortable, because I wish I could change what happened that day,” Spain said in an interview Friday.