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America’s newest Medal of Honor recipient is now a sergeant major | Military.com

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Master Sgt. Matthew Williams in 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) has been promoted to the rank of sergeant major. He was awarded the Medal of Honor on October 30th for his actions in Afghanistan in 2008. Williams was originally awarded the Silver Star before a review by the Defense Department upgraded the award. “There is not a more deserving person in the force to receive a promotion of this magnitude,” commented Col. Nathan Prussian. Another Green Beret from his unit, Staff Sgt. Ronald Shurer II, was awarded the Medal of Honor in 2018 from events that took place during the same battle.

Source: https://www.military.com/daily-news/2020/02/28/americas-newest-medal-honor-recipient

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