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Class of 2000 WHS grad earns high military honors

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Matt Werner first enlisted in the Air Force hoping it was the military’s path of least resistance.

That did not prove to be the case for the Woodbury High School graduate — and he’s got the hardware to prove it.


Werner, a standout soccer player from the WHS Class of 2000, was recently awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his service in Afghanistan. The award, he explained, is an uncommon distinction — especially for a non-commissioned officer.

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Michael Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. His coverage includes local crime, legislative activity and prep sports. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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