Ceremony to Honor Shane Pugh Family

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Hattiesburg, Miss. Camp Shelby's annual Laying of the Wreaths Ceremony scheduled Thursday will include a special ceremony for the family of Sgt. Robert S. "Shane" Pugh, of Meridian, who was killed in Iraq in 2005.

Brig. Gen. Allen Brewer, the Mississippi National Guard's Director of Joint Staff, will present the Silver Star and Citation to Pugh's mother, Wilma Allen. Pugh was killed on March 2, 2005, while in Iraq serving with the 155th Brigade Combat Team.

During the ceremony, a wreath is placed at each of 13 monuments at the Armed Forces Museum by a team comprised of an enlisted soldier, an officer and a veteran.

Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, The Marine Corps League and Military Order of the Purple Heart will participate.

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