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U.S. Army Bloggers Roundtable with Master Sgt. Donald Murrah

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Master Sgt. Donald Murrah put his Army training to use in June when he thwarted a bank robber from car-jacking a woman and her two-children. While on a routine errand at the Wells Fargo Bank in Fort Worth, Texas, Master Sgt. Murrah, a Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps instructor at Haltom High School in Haltom City, Texas, Murrah noticed suspicious behavior from a man entering and exiting the bank. When he began approaching cars at the drive-up ATM, Murrah knew it was time to step in. Despite the robber’s 32 caliber semi-automatic pistol, Murrah was able to drop him to the ground as he attempted to climb into the woman’s sports utility vehicle, and hold him until police arrived. On Feb. 18, Murrah received the Soldiers Medal at a ceremony at the high school where he works.