Decorated Combat Medic Spc. Invester Heads Home To Greenville - WSPA.com

Decorated Combat Medic Spc. Invester Heads Home To Greenville

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Spc. Ivester To Return To The Upstate Spc. Ivester To Return To The Upstate
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Army Spc. Tyler Ivester finished his first tour in Afghanistan and is headed home to Greenville.  Spc. Ivester is a member of the 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. 

This 21-year-old combat medic was recently awarded the Army Commendation Medal with Valor for saving the lives of his fellow soldiers. Earlier this year, an improvised explosive device went off next to a convoy in Wardak Providence, Afghanistan.

Spc. Ivester helped push a leaking fuel tank out of the way, then removed his body armor and crawled inside a badly damaged truck to treat 4 wounded soldiers. Those soldiers are alive and are recovering from the attack.

Spc. Ivester is a Greenville native. He's scheduled to return to the Upstate in a couple of weeks. First he must go through the Army's re-integration training program.



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