LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana soldier killed in Afghanistan last year was remembered with an award at the county fair where he showed cattle for 10 years as a youth.

The family of Army Sgt. Kyle Osborn took part in an awards ceremony at the Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds last week, the Journal & Courier reported.

The Osborns were part of a committee that picked 18-year-old Ross House as the first winner of the “Sgt. Kyle Bruce Osborn 100 percent and then some Memorial Award” for his dedication to the 4-H organization.

Osborn’s 11-year-old brother, Kade, and 14-year-old sister, Katlyn, presented the award to House that included $250 toward education expenses.

Osborn, a 2005 graduate of McCutcheon High School, was 26 when he died in September from wounds that military officials said he suffered in an attack by insurgents.

Osborn’s father, Creigh, said a group of cattlemen also came up with the idea to dedicate the entire day of showing cattle in his memory.

“We’re proud he made an impact on the fair,” Osborn said.

House said he knew Kyle Osborn through school and 4-H activities.

“I feel I don’t represent his place at all because he was such a good man, but I’m honored by the family to be the first one they picked,” House said.


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