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253694Grand Forks Herald :

President Barack Obama next month will bestow the Medal of Honor on a former active duty Army staff sergeant from North Dakota for "courageous actions" in Afghanistan in 2009.

Erik Burgess



WASHINGTON – In one month, a Minot man will become only the fourth living service member from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to be awarded the nation’s highest military decoration.


On Feb. 11, President Barack Obama will bestow the prestigious Medal of Honor on Clinton Romesha, a former active duty Army staff sergeant, for “courageous actions” in Afghanistan in 2009.


Romesha, 31, is being awarded the medal for his actions while serving as a section leader during combat operations against an armed enemy at Combat Outpost Keating in Afghanistan’s Nuristan Province, according to a White House press release.


This makes Romesha only the 11th service member of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to be awarded the medal, according to an ABC news report. Seven of the 11 have been awarded posthumously.



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