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Army Staff Sergeant Mark Shrewsbury

U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Mark Shrewsbury joined the armed forces in 1997 because he wanted to obtain a better sense of discipline and to expose himself to new cultures and experiences. He has served his country for 20 years.

In March of 2014, Staff Sergeant Shrewsbury ruptured the patellar tendon in his left knee. Three months later, he was diagnosed with stage IV skin cancer and, for several month afterwards was placed on an experimental drug trial. In January of 2015, doctors at Moffitt Cancer Center discovered that the cancer had metastasized to the right lobe of his brain. He immediately underwent targeted radiation therapy.

In the summer of 2015, Staff Sergeant Shrewsbury had brain surgery.

For his service to his country, Staff Sergeant Shrewsbury has been awarded the Army Commendation Medal (6x), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (6), Meritorious Unit Citation, Army Superior Unit Award, Army Good Conduct Medal (6x), National Defense Service Medal (2x), Afghanistan Campaign Medal w/ Campaign Star, Iraq Campaign Medal w/ Campaign Star, Global War On Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (2x), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (3x), NATO Medal, Parachutist Badge, and the M-4 Sharpshooter Qualification Badge.

Staff Sergeant Shrewsbury, his wife Melinda and their three children would like to live in Casselberry, Florida.