Former Army medic Ronald Shurer II had been awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for saving lives in Afghanistan. While serving as a Special Forces combat medic in 2008, Shurer and his team were ambushed by more than 200 Taliban fighters and he battled gunfire to save his wounded comrades.
"For more than six hours, Ron bravely faced down the enemy," President Trump explained at the award ceremony. "Not a single American died in that brutal battle, thanks in great measure to Ron's heroic actions."
Trump praised Shurer, who is now battling cancer, for his service in Afghanistan and as a special agent in the Secret Service. In a brief statement after the ceremony, Shurer says he is “incredibly honored and humbled by the Medal of Honor and insisted, “It’s really a team effort.”
Source: USA Today