Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Former Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha Receives The Medal Of Honor For Fighting Off Taliban Attack

President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor to former Army Staff Sgt. Clinton L. Romesha during a ceremony in the East Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., Feb. 11, 2013. Romesha received the Medal of Honor for his actions during a daylong firefight in Afghanistan in October 2009. U.S. Army photo by Leroy Council

Afghan War Veteran Receives Medal Of Honor -- Voice of America

WHITE HOUSE — Former Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha was serving with Bravo Troop at Combat Outpost Keating in Afghanistan near the border with Pakistan.

He and 52 other U.S. soldiers came under an intense AK-47 and rocket-propelled grenade attack from a force estimated at more than 300 Taliban fighters.

Despite shrapnel wounds, Romesha organized and led a counter-attack to hold the outpost, calling in air strikes and helping to recover fallen comrades.

Eight U.S. soldiers were killed and 22 wounded in fighting that lasted through the day.

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Army Sergeant Awarded Medal of Honor for Actions in Afghan Fight -- Bloomberg
Army veteran Clinton Romesha receives Medal of Honor for Afghan fight -- Stars and Stripes
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