Utah National Guardsman honored for saving lives

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BLUFFDALE, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – A Utah National Guardsman was honored today for a brave act that helped save two lives.

Sergeant Bejamin Rogers was given the Utah Cross Award in a ceremony at Camp Williams on Saturday.

The Cache County Resident was traveling through Logan Canyon in January of 2015 when he came across a wreck that sent a truck into the Logan River.

He jumped into the river, braved the freezing water and pulled a father and son to safety

Sergeant Rogers said it is all just part of the job.

“Personally for me, that switch never shuts off,” Rogers told Good4Utah. “I think there’s always something additional that can be done in addition to just going to work back and forth every day.”

Rogers is a ten year member of the Utah National Guard and is scheduled to deploy this fall

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