Tuberville Honors Matt Brannon of Boaz as December “Veteran of the Month”

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) today released a video honoring U.S. Army Specialist Matt Brannon of Boaz as the December “Veteran of the Month.” 

Excerpts from Senator Tuberville’s remarks can be found below, and his full remarks can be found here.

“Many of our veterans carry both visible and invisible scars from their time in the military.”

“Matt vividly remembers, as a young man, watching the events of 9/11 unfold. This inspired him to join the military in 2007 after graduating from Boaz High School. Matt was wounded in action by an RPG explosion, receiving wounds to his face, arms, and hands. He continued to fight even after sustaining injuries, saving the lives of many of his fellow soldiers. Matt was awarded a Purple Heart for his heroic actions.”

“As Matt adjusted to living with his battle scars, he found healing through the outdoors. He decided to use his experience to help veterans like him who were struggling with the after-effects of war. This led him to bring Wounded Warriors in Action to the region. Each year, he helps veterans from Alabama—and across the nation—who served in combat, find healing through hunting and fishing.”

“Matt also serves as a narcotics agent with the Bureau of Special Investigations arm of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. He is on the frontlines keeping our communities safe from deadly drugs like fentanyl.”

Senator Tuberville recognizes a different Alabama veteran each month for their service and contribution to their community. Constituents can nominate an Alabama veteran and submit their information to Senator Tuberville’s office for consideration by emailing

Senator Tommy Tuberville represents Alabama in the United States Senate and is a member of the Senate Armed Services, Agriculture, Veterans’ Affairs, and HELP Committees.