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Shawnee Solider Up For 'Soldier Of The Year' Award

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SHAWNEE, Oklahoma -- A Shawnee soldier will compete for the Army Soldier of the Year Award.

Specialist Matthew Thornton enlisted in October of 2006 and served two tours of duty in Afghanistan.

He earned a medal during his first tour, and was named Fort Jackson's Soldier of the Year earlier this month.

Thornton plans to gain his Nurse Anesthetist Degree after he finishes his service.

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