Obama awards Medal of Honor to hero of Afghan battle

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President Obama awards Army Staff Sargent Clinton Romesha the Medal of Honor
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President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor on Monday to a former Army staff sergeant for his courageous actions in defending a remote combat outpost in eastern Afghanistan from a 2009 insurgent attack that left eight other Americans dead and 22 wounded. Clinton L. Romesha, a section leader in a unit of the 4th Brigade Combat Team of the 4th Infantry Division during the Oct. 3, 2009, attack on Combat Outpost Keating in the Kamdesh District of Nurestan province, became the fourth living recipient to be awarded the nation's highest military honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan.

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