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President Obama Awards Medal of Honor

Washington, DC
Monday, February 11, 2013

President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to former Army Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha. He was honored for his actions during an October 3, 2009 battle with the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan, during which eight American soldiers were killed and two dozen others were wounded. Sergeant Romesha is the fourth living recipient of the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan. 

Updated: Monday, February 11, 2013 at 2:45pm (ET)

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