Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Anthony “Tony” Pryor. Tony served the United States Army from 1981-2005, with 17 of those years spent with 5th Special Forces Group. Tony was among one of the first Soldiers to engage in combat in Afghanistan and is immortalized by a story in which he single handedly killed four Taliban fighters, at least three of them with his bare hands. Amazingly he executed this feat with a dislocated shoulder. Tony was awarded the Silver Star for his actions and is still a legend in the Special Forces community.

Today Tony works as an anti-terrorism consultant.

Thank you for your service, Tony! Hooah!


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Published on Jun. 4, 2016

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