Ohio Cross Awarded To Robert Bragg
In more than four years as a military police officer at the Springfield Air National Guard Base, Robert Bragg had never been forced to draw a weapon on anybody. "This is something special," Bragg said prior to the ceremony. Speaking of the two men who were murdered by the criminals Bragg helped apprehend, "As far as the pain, it doesn't make it any easier."
Roger Covault, 70, and Robert T. Harris, 53, were murdered during a robbery of the Covault Market and Coin Laundry near Bragg's home. He saw two men wearing ski masks run out of the laundry and towards his home. Robert Bragg armed himself with his sidearm and intercepted them. You can read the full story here. Bragg still resides at the same address, and is reminded daily of the events. "It's hard for me to even look down that end of the street. It's still very real," he explained.