Clermont County Commissioners recognize returning Iraq War veteran

U.S. Army specialist Talon Matson, home for only a brief break from his second tour of duty in Iraq, was honored at an appreciation ceremony held at the Clermont County Board of Commissioner’s Jan. 8.

In his introductory remarks, commission president Bob Proud said that Clermont County is extremely honored to have the privilege of claiming Matson, a purple heart recipient who resides in Goshen, as one of our most inspirational and selfless citizens.

“He is a hero and an inspiration to us all,” Proud said. “We are so grateful that he is with us today, home, and safe.”

Born into a military family in Ft. Knox, Ky., U.S. Army soldier and specialist Talon Matson, 22, returned home from the front lines over Christmas after completing a second tour of duty in the war-ravaged country.