in #CASE you missed it…Washington Vet To Receive The Medal Of Honor
A former Army Special Forces medic will receive the Medal of Honor today for risking his life under enemy gunfire to save wounded soldiers in Afghanistan.
Ronald Shurer will receive the nation's highest military honor from President Trump today at the White House. Shurer is from Puyallup [[ pew-AL-up ]], Washington, south of Seattle. The 39-year-old Shurer was serving as a senior medical sergeant in April of 2008 when an enemy force of more than 200 attacked his team of commandos. He provided aid to wounded teammates for more than five hours.
Lt. Col. Kyle Walton notes about his colleague, “Many of us would not be sitting here today if not for the heroic and selfless acts that Ron demonstrated that day and continues to demonstrate.”
Former U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ronald J. Shurer II received a gunshot wound to the arm while treating teammates during the Battle of Shok Valley in Afghanistan 10 years ago. File Photo courtesy U.S. Army