February 11th, 2013
01:48 PM ET
2 years ago

Hero of ferocious Afghanistan battle to get Medal of Honor

Editor's note: Editor's note: Jake Tapper is an anchor and chief Washington correspondent for CNN. He is author of the best-selling book about the Combat Outpost Keating attack in Afghanistan, "The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor."

Washington (CNN) – Former Army Staff Sgt. Clint Romesha will receive the Medal of Honor on Monday for his role in what is considered one of the worst ground attacks of the Afghanistan war.

Romesha, 31, will become the fourth living person to get the nation's highest military decoration for actions in Afghanistan or Iraq.

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  1. Sniffit

    "as well as video from other dates to represent that battle"

    LOL. Pathetic sensationalism.

    Grats to Romesha though...dude's a hero without need of th MSM's hype.

    February 11, 2013 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  2. Name lynn

    You left the war alive you deserve an honor.

    February 11, 2013 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  3. Billy Bob

    Clint Romesha

    Thank you for your service.

    February 11, 2013 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  4. The Real Tom Paine

    Thank you, Clint. Enjoy the life you have earned for yourself.

    February 11, 2013 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |