Not only will he NOT lose his job as many had feared, he is being honored by the American Legion.
The Gazette The FedEx driver who stopped protesters from burning an American flag in Iowa City in January was honored Monday night by American Legion Post 298.
The driver, Matt Uhrin of Cedar Rapids, was given a membership to the post in Marion. He also received a certificate of appreciation from the national Legion headquarters. during a Sunday ceremony in Des Moines.
The awards follow Urhin’s action on Jan. 26 when demonstrators were attempting to burn American flags on the Pedestrian Mall in Iowa City. Uhrin, wearing his FedEx uniform, used a fire extinguisher on the flames and took away one of the flags.
Uhrin, who served with the Army in Afghanistan from 2010 to 2011, said he spotted the protesters while making deliveries. When he realized what was happening, he said he “just couldn’t let it happen.”