Local veteran recognized for his commitment to wounded warriors

Local veteran recognized for his commitment to wounded warriors

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Local veteran agencies honored American hero, Shilo Harris, with the Russ Murphy Ministry Service Award.

Murphy is a Texas Tech alum who has written and dedicated many of his songs to wounded warriors and veterans.

Shilo Harris has dedicated his life to helping fellow wounded warriors, specifically those who face challenges with post traumatic stress.

"Russ Murphy not only is he a great friend, he was a mentor that helped me become the veteran advocate and motivational speaker I am today," Harris said. "I just, for me to be able to get an award from him it seems like it should be the other way around, I should be giving him an award for everything he has done in my life. "

20 veterans commit suicide daily in the U.S., and both Harris and Murphy are working to end the statistic by providing the support that they need. 

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