16 January 2013

Medal of Honor to be awarded for Afghanistan

ZUI this article from the Pueblo (Colorado) Chieftain:
Clinton Romesha, the newest recipient of the Medal of Honor, insists "any other soldier would have done the same things" but the former Pueblo man is slowly coming to grips with the attention that comes with the nation's highest award for bravery in combat.

Romesha (pronounced Rome-e-shay) will receive the medal from President Barack Obama on Feb. 11 at the White House. The award honors Romesha for his bravery and leadership during a vicious, daylong battle with Taliban fighters on Oct. 3, 2009, in Afghanistan. Eight U.S. soldiers were killed in the fight.


Romesha was a section leader in the 4th Infantry Division's 4th Brigade Combat Team. He went from position to position under fire, is credited with killing numerous Taliban attackers inside the outpost and, despite his own wounds, rescued wounded U.S. soldiers without regard for his own safety.
The official White House press release can be found here.

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