https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2021/03/17/unarmed-army-ranger-confronts-a-shotgun-wielding-robber-during-sunday-brunch/ The headline makes you think you're going to read a story about a heroic act. In fact SSG Ruth started out pretty well: There would have been a happy ending if he had stopped right there. But what did he do? 10 months recovering from a near fatal wound. Suspects arrested six months later. Here we have an example of a highly trained and combat experienced soldier acting on impulse, thankfully it didn't cost him his life. I don't know that what he did would have met the criteria for the Soldiers Medal. It's normally awarded for saving a life. Not sure you could prove he saved anyone's life. I'm sure he was confident he could handle the gunman he saw. But he didn't se the accomplice who shot him. He should have known better.