Hereâ€™s the report from CBS Boston:
The Pentagon says he died from injuries suffered in a non-combat related incident. But the truth is 29-year-old Spc. Dennis Weichel Jr. of Providence was a hero.
Weichel, who was a member of the Rhode Island National Guard, was struck and killed by an armored vehicle in Afghanistan March 22.
It wasnâ€™t until Wednesday that the National Guard revealed he died moving an Afghan girl to safety shortly before the accident.
Weichel was in a convoy with his unit in northeast Afghanistan and some children were in the road blocking the vehicles.