Saturday, January 12, 2013

Afghan War Hero To Receive Medal Of Honor

Photo: Former Army Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha

Afghan Battle Hero Clinton Romesha To Receive Medal Of Honor -- NBC

An Army sergeant who ignored his battle wounds to take out the enemy, rescue the injured and retrieve the dead during an ambush by 300 fighters in Afghanistan will receive the Medal of Honor, the White House announced Friday.

Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha, 31, who has since left the military, will be only the fourth living service member awarded the nation's top honor for courage in Iraq or Afghanistan.

His citation says he is being recognized for "acts of gallantry and intrepity" when fighters attacked Combat Outpost Keating from all sides with rocket-propelled grenades, machine guns, mortars and rifles on Oct. 3, 2009, igniting a daylong battle.

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More News On Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha To Receive The Medal Of Honor

Hero of COP Keating battle to receive MoH -- Army Times
Obama to award Medal of Honor to veteran of Afghanistan attack -- Washington Post
Epic combat valor: Soldier to receive Medal of Honor -- CNN
Obama to award Medal of Honor -- USA Today
Obama to award Medal of Honor to Army veteran of Afghanistan war -- The Hill
Fourth living veteran of Afghanistan war to receive Medal of Honor -- Stars and Stripes
Hero soldier who fought off brutal Taliban attack is to become only fourth living recipient of Medal of Honor awarded in Afghanistan or Iraq -- Daily Mail

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