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Medal of Honor

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) applauds after presenting the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry to Clinton Romesha (L), a former active duty Army Staff Sergeant, at the White House February 11, 2013 in Washington, DC. Romesha received the Medal of Honor for actions during combat operations against an armed enemy at Combat Outpost Keating, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan on October 3, 2009. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Afghan war hero receives Medal of Honor

President Barack Obama on Feb. 11 awarded former Army Staff Sgt. Clinton

Romesha the Medal of Honor for actions taken in a 2009 firefight in

Afghanistan.