Fallen Lubbock soldier honored with Bronze Star

LUBBOCK, TX (KTRE) - The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps will posthumously award the Bronze Star to Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Mark R. Cannon to mark the anniversary of his death in Afghanistan.

Cannon was shot while giving medical aid to a wounded Marine in the Kunar Province of Afghanistan.

Cannon's family has established an endowed scholarship in his honor at Texas Tech University.

Once fully endowed, the scholarship will support students who are working toward a pre-professional health degree and have demonstrated an interest in helping children.

Some 36 donors have contributed more than $12,000 to the endowment.

For more information on the endowment and Cannon, visit his website. You will also find a link there to donate.