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Army vet receiving Medal of Honor for Afghan fight

February 11, 2013 • National News


Medal of Honor recipient, retired Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha is seen on stage during the ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, where President Barack Obama bestowed the medal. Romesha’s leadership during a daylong attack by hundreds of fighters on Combat Outpost Keating in Afghanistan led to award. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A veteran who helped “defend the indefensible” at a vulnerable Army outpost in Afghanistan received the nation’s highest award for military valor Monday at a tearful White House ceremony that also honored the eight men who did not survive a Taliban attack.

President Barack Obama lauded former Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha’s bravery in fighting back an intense daylong barrage by enemy fighters. The Taliban descended on Combat Outpost Keating in the mountains near the Pakistan border at 6 a.m. on Oct. 3, Login to read more

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