OSU Student to Appear on Deal or No Deal

December 24th, 2008

Oregon State University Student, Oregon Army National Guardsman, Military Hero, Silver Star recipient, action figure, and now Deal or No Deal contestant. Matt Zedwick will go for the $1 million prize on a special two-hour Deal or No Deal on Thursday, Christmas night, airing from 8-10 p.m. PST and will answer the question: Deal or No Deal?

From KTVZ, Zedwick is “an Iraq veteran and modern day hero, Zedwick, a staff sergeant with B Company, 2nd Battalion, 162 Infantry, based in Corvallis was awarded the Purple Heart and Silver Star after he pulled his squad leader from their burning HMMWV after it hit an IED in 2004. He became the first Oregon soldier to receive this honor since WWII. The Silver Star is the third highest medal a soldier can receive.”

So what will he do with the money if he wins big? Zedwick hopes to use his winnings to provide for his wife and donate some money to a charity for children who lost their parents in the war in Iraq. His wife, the former Kristin Van Dusen, grew up Astoria and is also a student at OSU.

The Army has previously honored Zedwick by creating a character in his likeness for the America’s Army Real Heroes program, which tells the stories of heroic soldiers. As part of the program, Zedwick is featured in the America’s Army computer game and has his own action figure (or as the Banker on the TV show refers to it, a “doll.”)

Best of luck, Matt! Below, I’ve posted some photos from KTVZ and The Daily Astorian and a youtube video on Matt’s story. (longer version here). Read his bio by visiting America’s Army Hero website.

Also, support a troop! Buy a soldier a ticket to see the OSU Beavers play in the the Sun Bowl by clicking here. Learn more about OSU’s Army ROTC program here.


12 responses to “OSU Student to Appear on Deal or No Deal”

  1. nintendo dsi says:

    I wish you all the luck!

  2. […] is a late update on OSU student Matt Zedwick’s performance on Deal or No Deal. Zedwick was on the show Christmas night and walked away with over a […]

  3. frisarvz says:

    Gee… Hope that he won!

  4. Nintendo DSI says:

    Wow…1 million dollars. Good luck son

  5. If anyone should get that money then it’s you 🙂
    I wish you all the best.

  6. is there a way to become a content writer for the site?

  7. James says:

    @ Nintendo is best:

    Sorry to say, authorship of the Admissions Blog is limited to OSU admissions personnel only. We appreciate your interest, though!


  8. I like the show; originally is comes from The Netherlands right? I hope you have won

  9. Yeah I think the show did originally come from the Netherlands. Most major gameshows get sold on throughout the world and repackaged.

  10. […] Team. Read more about her here. (BTW, OSU students have been all over television these days. Remember Matthew Zedwick’s appearance on Deal or No Deal? Or how about Kerri Vanderbom in the Gatorade […]

  11. After that he won’t need to study anymore (:

  12. DSi Fan says:

    @Snel, I thought it came from a guy called Noel Edmonds in the UK?

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