Fort Campbell Soldiers Honored For Work During African Ebola Epidemic

Posted at 4:04 PM, Aug 27, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-08 04:34:59-04

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - Fort Campbell soldiers were honored Thursday for their bravery during the Ebola epidemic.

The commander of the U.S.-Africa Command was on post to present the Joint Meritorious Unit Award to the 101st Airborne.

Hundreds of soldiers were deployed to Liberia to help fight the spread of Ebola during the outbreak.

For their efforts, the unit was recognized with the second highest award an Army unit can receive.

“This is another chapter in a great history of this great division, so just to be a part of it and to do something and accomplish something that we'd never done before, I just am really honored to be able to be part of it,” said Major General Gary Volesky, of the 101st Airborne Division.

As a result of the mission, the country now has the means to treat and isolate Ebola cases.