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Enemy in the Wire! Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha Medal of Honor Recipient
DODlive ^ | 2/08/13 | Glenn Selby

Posted on 02/11/2013 4:24:06 AM PST by Doogle

Former Army Staff Sgt. Clint Romesha was a section leader during the Oct. 3, 2009, attack on Combat Outpost Keating in eastern Afghanistan, one of the deadliest attacks against coalition forces in Afghanistan. Eight American soldiers were killed and two dozen others wounded. This harrowing battle was marked by the heroism of many, including Romesha who fought to save his life and those of his fellow soldiers.

On Monday, February 11, President Barack Obama will award Staff Sgt. Clint Romesha the Medal of Honor. In honor of his award, the Army has produced a three-part series highlighting Romesha from the beginning of the battle, his leadership during the fight and finally, his life since leaving the Army.

(Excerpt) Read more at dodlive.mil ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: moh; romesha
Citation:

http://www.army.mil/medalofhonor/romesha/narrative.html

1 posted on 02/11/2013 4:24:17 AM PST by Doogle
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To: Doogle

http://www.army.mil/medalofhonor/romesha/narrative.html


2 posted on 02/11/2013 4:24:54 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Chode

ping


3 posted on 02/11/2013 4:25:51 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

Thanks for posting. Just incredible.


4 posted on 02/11/2013 4:49:10 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: Dr. Ursus

Deployments to Korea, Kosovo, Iraq (twice), and then Afghanistan. Loves the Army, but left to be a better husband and family man. Working in the oil fields in ND as a safety specialist. Amazing story of heroism. A shame that Bathhouse Barry’s hands will soil the CMOH he is to receive. Bring in someone honorable such as Bush 43 to make these presentations.


5 posted on 02/11/2013 5:19:09 AM PST by twister881
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To: twister881

Isnt that the truth.


6 posted on 02/11/2013 5:22:04 AM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Doogle
I finished reading, The Outpost by Jake Tapper and Romesha's actions are described in detail. How any US soldiers survived is a testament to their fighting ability and courage. Why the US even put an outpost at the bottom of mountains is stupidity but the higher ups wanted it there. Carter also received the MOH. Mace passed away at a hospital in Bagram.
7 posted on 02/11/2013 5:22:13 AM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: Doogle
Clint Romesha: Refuses to allow 400 enemy to overrun his COP in Afghanistan and make off with dead Americans. Kills 10 enemy and coordinates the killing of dozens more. Hero.

Obama: Ignores the plight of Americans in Libya, allowing four, including his own ambassador, to be murdered. Coward.

8 posted on 02/11/2013 5:28:28 AM PST by twister881
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To: Doogle; All
FYI..this detailed story, and analysis. of the action, is a MUST-READ:

"Phase Line 'Birnam Wood'"

It's also curious that he's leaving the Army. A living CMOH winner pretty much has his ticket punched..whatever duty/post he wants..

9 posted on 02/11/2013 5:34:10 AM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: ken5050
He already had made multiple deployments and been away from his wife and children for much of his marriage. He had been in several scrapes prior to COP Keating, and was feeling his 9 lives were used up. Don't think he knew about the CMOH before leaving the Army.
10 posted on 02/11/2013 5:40:53 AM PST by twister881
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To: ken5050

maybe this will explain that...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCXAfJBVHJ0


11 posted on 02/11/2013 5:44:36 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: twister881

That explains it then. Thanks for the info. Surprising that the Army doesn’t offer him the chance to return to active duty. He would never be deployed again outside CONUS..


12 posted on 02/11/2013 5:44:59 AM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: Doogle
Thanks for the video link. Very moving interview. "Survivors guilt" is all-to-common in small unit actions.

Please make sure to read the story ( link I posted in #9)..it's a devastating indictment of those higher up the chain of command.....basically, it says that it was all for naught...

The counseling and support that the Sgt needs, and hopefully will receive, would seem to be more readily available were he on active duty.

13 posted on 02/11/2013 5:50:39 AM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: Doogle
Outstanding!
14 posted on 02/11/2013 6:27:49 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Doogle

Busy day for a real leader.


15 posted on 02/11/2013 7:03:37 AM PST by xone
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To: Doogle
SSgt. Romesha is one of our great Lions in Battle. I'm stunned and incredulous that he is allowing himself to be used as a tool of this Evil Regime by attending SOTU tomorrow evening.



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16 posted on 02/11/2013 3:13:48 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

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17 posted on 02/12/2013 2:11:33 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

wow...bump


18 posted on 02/13/2013 1:20:10 PM PST by cyn (Benghazi...the travesty continues.)
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