story by: Meghann Myers
photo courtesy of: UPI/Kevin Dietsch
Former Army Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha received the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony Monday, only the fourth living recipient to receive the military’s highest award for valor for actions during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
President Obama praised Romesha’s heroic actions on Oct. 3, 2009 at remote Combat Outpost Keating in Afghanistan’s northeastern Nuristan province, as section leader for B Troop, 3rd Battalion, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division.
“A later investigation found that COP Keating was tactically indefensible,” Obama said. “That’s what these soldiers were asked to do: Defend the indefensible.”
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