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Winona Soldier To Be Honored

Army Staff Sergeant Adam Sands of Tomah has been chosen to represent his fellow Soldiers during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl tomorrow in San Antonio, Texas. Around 100 Soldiers are chosen for this honor each year. Sands, along with Sergeant Matthew Gaulke of Winona, have been teamed with one of the 90 U.S. All-Americans this week leading up to the Nation’s premier high school all-star football game.  The Army Soldier-Heroes will be honored during the U.S. Army All-American Awards Dinner and during pre-game ceremonies.

The soldiers being honored must have recieved a medal of honor or a purple heart. Gaulke talks about how he recieved his medal.

For more than 11 years, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl has been the Nation’s premier high school football game, serving as the preeminent launching pad for America’s future college and NFL stars. Adrian Peterson, Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow,
Marcus Lattimore and Andrew Luck all made their national debuts as U.S. Army All-Americans.

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