(image source: Jack Gruber/USA Today)

 

BY LORA VLAEVA
ANCHOR CHRISTIAN BRYANT
 

Former Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha received the Medal of Honor on Monday for his bravery in a firefight in Afghanistan. New England Cable News has the details:

 

“Clinton Romesha was awarded for his bravery, when, in 2009 he led a unit of 53 US troops in a successful firefight against more than 300 Taliban fighters at a remote US outpost.”

The fight took place at Combat Outpost Keating near Pakistan while many US officers were off base. Eight US soldiers were killed and another 22 were wounded, including Romesha himself.

But according to the Army’s official narrative, Romesha alone was responsible for the death of 10 enemy fighters and a key instrument in another 30 deaths.

 

Jake Tapper, a correspondent for CNN who wrote a book on the fight, described Romesha as “the bravest of the brave,” a man “still torn apart because of those he couldn't save that night, those whom no one could have saved.” Tapper continues, saying his “fellow troops say they wonder if they would have survived without his fierce determination. (Via CNN)

 

During the ceremony held in the White House, President Obama spoke of Romesha’s heroism in what he says was one of the most intense battles in the war in Afghanistan.

 

“A rocket peppered grenade exploded sending shrapnel into his hip, his arm and his neck. But he kept on fighting, disregarding his own wounds.” (video via BBC)

 

In a short speech with the press, Romesha thanked the other soldiers for their loyalty before dedicating the award to those who died.
 

“I accept this tremendous honor on behalf of all soldiers, who had served with me that day. This award is for the 8 soldiers that didn’t make it.” (Video via CNN)

Romesha lives in North Dakota with his wife and three children. One of his kids, known as “Little Colin,” lightened the mood at the event when he wandered to the stage and hid behind the podium. (Video via Fox News)

The Medal of Honor is the highest award for military valor. Romesha is only the fourth to receive the Medal for action in Iraq or Afghanistan.

U.S. Soldier Receives Medal of Honor for Heroism

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U.S. Soldier Receives Medal of Honor for Heroism

(image source: Jack Gruber/USA Today)

 

BY LORA VLAEVA
ANCHOR CHRISTIAN BRYANT
 

Former Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha received the Medal of Honor on Monday for his bravery in a firefight in Afghanistan. New England Cable News has the details:

 

“Clinton Romesha was awarded for his bravery, when, in 2009 he led a unit of 53 US troops in a successful firefight against more than 300 Taliban fighters at a remote US outpost.”

The fight took place at Combat Outpost Keating near Pakistan while many US officers were off base. Eight US soldiers were killed and another 22 were wounded, including Romesha himself.

But according to the Army’s official narrative, Romesha alone was responsible for the death of 10 enemy fighters and a key instrument in another 30 deaths.

 

Jake Tapper, a correspondent for CNN who wrote a book on the fight, described Romesha as “the bravest of the brave,” a man “still torn apart because of those he couldn't save that night, those whom no one could have saved.” Tapper continues, saying his “fellow troops say they wonder if they would have survived without his fierce determination. (Via CNN)

 

During the ceremony held in the White House, President Obama spoke of Romesha’s heroism in what he says was one of the most intense battles in the war in Afghanistan.

 

“A rocket peppered grenade exploded sending shrapnel into his hip, his arm and his neck. But he kept on fighting, disregarding his own wounds.” (video via BBC)

 

In a short speech with the press, Romesha thanked the other soldiers for their loyalty before dedicating the award to those who died.
 

“I accept this tremendous honor on behalf of all soldiers, who had served with me that day. This award is for the 8 soldiers that didn’t make it.” (Video via CNN)

Romesha lives in North Dakota with his wife and three children. One of his kids, known as “Little Colin,” lightened the mood at the event when he wandered to the stage and hid behind the podium. (Video via Fox News)

The Medal of Honor is the highest award for military valor. Romesha is only the fourth to receive the Medal for action in Iraq or Afghanistan.

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