Matt Louis Urban was a highly decorated American combat soldier who served with distinction as an infantry officer in the Mediterranean and European Theater of Operations during World War II. He scouted, led charges upfront, and performed heroically in combat on several occasions despite being wounded. He received over a dozen individual combat decorations from the US Army including seven Purple Hearts. In 1980, he received the Medal of Honor and four other individual combat decorations belatedly for his actions in France and Belgium in 1944. In Section 7a of the "Prominent Military Figures" portion of Arlington National Cemetery's webpage there is the statement " Lt. Col. Matt Urban - World War II infantry officer who earned the distinction as the most decorated soldier in WW II".