National Guard Sgt. receives Utah’s highest honor
A sergeant in the Utah National Guard is being honored for his action to save lives during a mass shooting in Las Vegas in 2017.
Governor Herbert presented Sergeant Chasen Brown with the Utah Medal of Valor yesterday, recognizing him for rendering aid to wounded concert-goers attending the Route 91 Harvest music festival on October 1st, 2017.
Brown was not injured during the shooting, but Herbert noted that he was under fire and that he found a gunshot hole in his T-shirt afterward.
The Utah Medal of Valor is the highest state honor that can be given to a member of the National Guard.
The governor gave Brown credit for running toward the emergency to offer help rather than running away to safety.