Six years after losing part of his arm while serving in Iraq and retiring from the Army, Sgt. Dave Sterling was asked to meet with a general.
?It?s kind of like getting called to the principal?s office,? Sterling told fourth graders at Lincoln Elementary School Thursday afternoon. ?I didn?t know what was going to happen.?
It turned out to be a good surprise. Sterling was awarded the Silver Star Medal, the third-highest honor for valor in combat.