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April 21, 2013

Special Forces Medic of the Year

Staff Sgt. Brian Guzman is the kind of guy who’d rather sit at the back of the room than be on a stage. He joined Army Special Forces to let his work speak for itself, not to get the public’s admiration.

He did his job so well – saving wounded comrades in combat and nurturing ties to cultivate rural medical clinics in Afghanistan – that he had to sit still, grin and accept a heap of praise Monday when he received honors as the Army’s Special Forces medic of the year.


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is an eight year Army Special Operations veteran who served as a Sniper and Team Leader in 3rd Ranger Battalion and as a Senior Weapons Sergeant on a Military Free Fall team in 5th Special Forces Group. Having left the military in 2010, he is now working towards a degree in Political Science at Columbia University. Murphy is the author of Reflexive Fire, Target Deck, the PROMIS series, and numerous non-fiction articles about Weapons, Tactics, Special Operations, Terrorism, and Counter-Terrorism. He has appeared in documentaries, national television, and syndicated radio.

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  • Zambowhite

    I just had the pleasure of meeting sgt Guzman today, he is very down to earth and a fun loving guy. The experiences he had in Afghanistan were very profound and although not written in detail in the article. I can tell you it was close as in 3 yards 6 talibs.... And like the article said, he was just doing his duty and protecting his brothers.

  • Chomiq

    Ravage Chomiq You know what, I'm going to end it here. You know better.

  • Ravage

    ChomiqCool your shorts dude. And FYI the pic is from a larger training scenario via EUCOM.  Keep guessing on who the dude is.

  • Ravage

    ChomiqCool your shorts dude. And FYI the pic is from a larger training scenario via EUCOM.  Keep guessing on who the dude is.

  • Chomiq

    RavageSince I'm not asking you it's not your problem. I'm only curious because I haven't seen any photo showing our SOF during US medic training. This one might actually be one.