Published 03/20 2014 01:10PM

Updated 03/20 2014 01:19PM

Christopher Moduszewski of Erie is a veteran of the US Army.

He was a heavy gunner deployed to Afghanistan.

While positioned on the border with Pakistan Chris and one other soldier held off 25 insurgents, protecting their unit until reinforcements got there.

While presenting the unit citations General David Petraeus himself awarded Chris the Army Commendation with Valor.

His Dad, Mom and family are very proud.

Chris and that battle would also be mentioned numerous times in Petraeus' book "All In".

Chris got out of the army about a year ago now working and living in his hometown.

US Army veteran Christopher Mioduszewski , This week's hometown hero.

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