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Son of fallen soldier receives dad's Hawaii Medal of Honor

Governor Lingle in red, State Adjutant General Robert Lee at right Governor Lingle in red, State Adjutant General Robert Lee at right
1st Lt. Jonathan Brostrom 1st Lt. Jonathan Brostrom
Jase Brostrom Jase Brostrom
David Brostrom David Brostrom
Lindsey Spargur Lindsey Spargur

By Brooks Baehr - bio | email

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Hawaii man killed while serving in Afghanistan in July of 2008 was honored Friday at the state capitol in Honolulu.

Governor Linda Lingle and State Adjutant General Robert Lee presented Jase Brostrom, 7, the Hawaii Medal of Honor. Jase's father 1st Lt. Jonathan Brostrom was among nine U.S. soldiers killed in a firefight when enemy troops swarmed a remote combat outpost.

"It means a lot. That award is from the people of Hawaii. It's not something that is just given out lightly. And I think Jase realized that, and he's going to remember it for the rest of his life," said David Brostrom, Jonathan's father and Jase's grandfather.

Jase's mother, Lindsey Spargur, told Hawaii News Now Jase will hand carry the medal back to their home in Utah and place it among a collection of pictures and other awards Jonathan has received. Jonathan Brostrom has also been awarded the Silver Star, an award given to people who distinguish themselves with acts of extraordinary heroism.

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