Ronald J. Shurer
US Army Special Forces staff sergeant and medicDied when: 41 years 159 days (497 months)
Star Sign: Sagittarius
Ronald Joseph Shurer II (December 7, 1978 – May 14, 2020) was a United States Army Special Forces staff sergeant and medic.As a senior medical sergeant during the Battle of Shok Valley in April 2008, he and his team were attacked by an enemy force of more than 200 fighters.
Shurer fought for more than an hour to reach part of his unit, killing several insurgents along the way.He was initially awarded a Silver Star for this action, but in 2016 The Pentagon upgraded this recognition to a Medal of Honor.
He received the latter honor in a White House ceremony on October 1, 2018.