By Ian Phillips, Social Media Operations
Today former Army Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha will be awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama during a ceremony at the White House.
Romesha will receive the Medal of Honor for his courageous actions during an attack on Combat Outpost Keating in Afghanistan on October 3, 2009. During the battle eight American Soldiers were killed and two dozen others were wounded.
Romesha will be the fourth living service member to receive the nation’s highest award for valor for actions in Afghanistan or Iraq. Seven other service members have posthumously been awarded the Medal of Honor for their actions in those wars.
Don’t miss an amazing opportunity to see our nation honor a hero. Click here to watch the live stream of the event at 1:45pm on The Pentagon Channel.