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Payne Receiving Medal
President Donald Trump awards the Medal of Honor to former Lugoff-Elgin High School student Sgt. Maj. Thomas Patrick Payne at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Friday. Payne was awarded the medal for his actions while serving as an assistant team leader deployed as part of a special operations joint task force in support of Operation Inherent Resolve on Oct. 22, 2015, which ultimately resulted in the freeing of approximately 70 ISIS hostages. (Photo by Spc. Zachery Perkins/U.S. Department of Defense)
On Friday, U.S. Army Ranger Sgt. Maj.Thomas P. “Patrick” Payne, a former Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) student, became the fourth person from Kershaw County to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.