Mannford soldier receives Silver Star

Wednesday, March 2nd 2005, 9:16 pm
By: News On 6

An Oklahoma soldier has been honored for his heroism in Iraq.

Staff Sgt. William Payne of Shawnee was awarded the Silver Star for bravery in battle last weekend.

Payne was lucky enough his parents at the ceremony. His dad, who's a civilian contractor in Iraq, pin on his medal.

Staff Sgt. Payne's wife is also serving in Iraq; she's stationed in Baghdad.