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Tuberville honors Matt Brannon of Boaz as ‘Veteran of the Month’

WASHINGTON – Matt Brannon, a Purple Heart recipient from Boaz, has been honored by U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville as the December “Veteran of the Month.”

“Many of our veterans carry both visible and invisible scars from their time in the military,” Tuberville (R-Auburn) said. “Matt vividly remembers, as a young man, watching the events of 9/11 unfold. This inspired him to join the military in 2007 after graduating from Boaz High School. Matt was wounded in action by an RPG explosion, receiving wounds to his face, arms, and hands.

“He continued to fight even after sustaining injuries, saving the lives of many of his fellow soldiers. Matt (an Army Specialist) was awarded a Purple Heart for his heroic actions.”

Brannon, an outdoorsman, was a key player in bringing Wounded Warriors to the world of hunting and fishing, Tuberville said.

“As Matt adjusted to living with his battle scars, he found healing through the outdoors,” he said. “He decided to use his experience to help veterans like him who were struggling with the after-effects of war. This led him to bring Wounded Warriors in Action to the region. Each year, he helps veterans from Alabama — and across the nation — who served in combat, find healing through hunting and fishing.”

Tuberville also cited Brannon’s service with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.

“Matt also serves as a narcotics agent with the Bureau of Special Investigations arm of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency,” Tuberville said. “He is on the frontlines keeping our communities safe from deadly drugs like fentanyl.”

Tuberville recognizes a different Alabama veteran each month for their service and contribution to the community. To nominate an Alabama veteran, submit their information to [email protected].

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