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Boerne soldier earns Medal of Honor

November 06, 2019 - 05:00
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Boerne soldier earns Medal of Honor

A Boerne man who is a master sergeant in the U.S. Army received the Medal of Honor from President Donald Trump on Wednesday, Oct. 30, for his heroic efforts during a savage, seven-hour gun battle on an Afghanistan mountainside in 2008 that saved the lives of his fellow soldiers and kept his assault team from being overrun, media reports about the honor said. Matthew O. Williams, a weapons sergeant in the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan at the time of the 2008 firefight that became known as the Battle of Shok Valley, received the nation’s highest military honor for his decisiveness,

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