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South Asia and World Terrorism Discuss the War in Afghanistan, civil war in Pakistan, and events around the Indian sub-continent.

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Medal of Honor for US Soldier

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Former Army Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha will receive the Medal of Honor in February for his actions as a section leader in Afghanistan in 2009, the fourth living veteran of the war in Afghanistan to receive the award.

Romesha was section leader with Bravo Troop, 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division at combat outpost Keating in Kamdesh district, Afghanistan, on Oct. 3, 2009, when his unit came under heavy fire.

According to written accounts by military historian Richard S. Lowry, enemy fighters launched an assault against the post, attacking from three sides and coming close to taking the ammunition supply point.

Romesha led a counterattack to reclaim the ammunition bunker, Lowry wrote.

Eight soldiers were killed in the firefight, which Lowry said lasted 12 hours.
http://www.stripes.com/news/us/fourt...honor-1.203542

Hooah Staff Sergeant.

(On an insignificant note, I did not know that a squad in a cavalry unit is called a section. The more you know...)
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He's a stud, that's for sure.

I too learned something from that article. I never knew you could follow your parents in church leadership and that seminary meant anything outside of waking up earlier than my friends had to.
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Looking forward to reading the book.
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A couple of video clips here if you search on the right. One includes an interview of the hero.

http://interceder.net/latest_news/Clinton-Romesha

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The Outpost, by Jake Tapper, looks like a must read. I wonder if it will be like Junger's War, which also had a description of a Medal of Honor recipient, SSG Salvatore Giunta.
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