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SI Soldier Killed In Afghanistan To Be Decorated With Silver Star

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A Staten Island man killed in Afghanistan will receive one of the Army's highest honors.

Staff Sergeant Michael Ollis will be posthumously decorated with the silver star during a ceremony later this month.

Ollis died in August during a raid of his compound by suicide bombers.

The 24-year-old stepped between an insurgent and a Polish soldier, shielding him from an explosive blast.

Officials say he saved that soldier's life.

Ollis was in his second tour in Afghanistan.

He joined the Army in 2006.

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