A giant-sized Huck’s Hero salute to former Army Staff Sgt. Ronald Shurer II, America’s newest recipient of our highest military award, the Medal of Honor.  It was presented by President Trump at the White House on Monday.  

The Alaska-born Shurer was an Army medic serving  in Afghanistan when militants attacked his team with machine guns, sniper rifles and rocket-propelled grenades.  From the linked story: 

“Shurer stabilized one soldier, then fought his way through a barrage of bullets and up a mountain to the lead members of the unit. There, he treated and stabilized four more soldiers. Shurer helped evacuate them, carrying and lowering the wounded down the steep mountainside, using his body to shield them from enemy fire and shrapnel.  After he loaded the wounded in an evacuation helicopter, Shurer went back up the mountain to fight.”

He fought on with his team for over six hours, and as Trump noted, thanks to Shurer, not a single American died in that brutal battle.  

Now, click the link to discover another amazing part of this story: what happened the first time Shurer tried to join the Army. 



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