February 11th, 2013
01:48 PM ET
1 year 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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