Friday, February 8, 2013

American Hero Clint Romesha

I watched this last night, "Clint Romesha, the bravest of the brave."

It's the story of the horrendous firefight at Outpost Keating in Afghanistan, the subject of Jake Tapper's book, The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor. At one point Romesha was overwhelmed 400 to 1 by the Taliban, but he regrouped and kept fighting. And when some of buddies went down inside their Humvee, left out in the open exposed, his biggest fear was the enemy would seize their bodies. He was determined not to let that happen. It's a very moving moment at the interview.

This is a war story that rivals some of the greatest war stories in American history. Quite moving all around.

Romesha will receive the Medal of Honor on Monday at the White House. This Ain't Hell has more on that, "Army Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha to Be Awarded Medal of Honor."