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Medal of Honor winner Clint Romesha declines State of the Union invite from Michelle Obama
The Washington Times ^ | February 12, 2013 | Jessica Chasmar

Posted on 02/12/2013 5:36:57 PM PST by jazusamo

Just a day after receiving the Medal of Honor by the president of the United States, former Army staff sergeant Clinton Romesha has declined an invite by the first lady to be her guest at the State of the Union address Tuesday night.

He said that after some soul searching he decided he’d rather spend the evening with friends from his former unit, his wife Tammy — with whom he celebrates a wedding anniversary Tuesday — and their families, CNN reports.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: anamericansoldier; bhosoth; bhosotu; cincobama; clintonromesha; moh; nothanks; oefveterans; romesha; sotu
Outstanding choice, SSgt. Romesha. Priorities mean a lot to a man of your caliber and you made the right choice.

Thank you for your service!

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SSgt Clinton Romesha photo SSGTClintonRomesha_zpsa423a54f.png
ARMY SSGT CLINTON ROMESHA
MEDAL OF HONOR Recipient
Afghanistan War

1 posted on 02/12/2013 5:37:07 PM PST by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Wise move, Sergeant.

Wookie hairs are tough to get out of a uniform...


2 posted on 02/12/2013 5:38:52 PM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: Old Sarge

IRS audit crappy duty station heading his way?


3 posted on 02/12/2013 5:45:11 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: jazusamo

GOOD FOR YOU, CLINT! Besides, Moochelle’s butt would push you out of your seat anyway.


4 posted on 02/12/2013 5:45:47 PM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Old Sarge
Here's a quote from him, “I’ve had buddies that have lost eyesight and lost limbs,” Sgt. Romesha said. “I would rather give them all the credit they deserve for sacrificing so much. For me it was nothing, really. I got a little peppered, that was it.”

Spoken like an American warrior. (Intentional non-use of the word hero.)

HUA

5 posted on 02/12/2013 5:46:45 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe)
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To: Old Sarge; jazusamo

Wookie hairs are tough to get out of a uniform...but you can weave them into a nice doormat.

How do you “win” a MOH?

And, IMO, with “declines Michelle Obama” he just earned his second.


6 posted on 02/12/2013 5:50:22 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: jazusamo
Mr. Romesha knows how to stay out of places he'd be politicized and rather stay with his family and those that have experienced service in Afghanistan and Iraq with him. He's showing IMO that he not only is brave but wise.
7 posted on 02/12/2013 5:51:06 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: bigheadfred

Yep, I cringe every time someone in the media writes “win” the MOH, they know not of what they speak.


8 posted on 02/12/2013 5:53:56 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

Big points for an honorable soldier! (Who doesn’t want to let himself be exploited by a dishonorable politician.)


9 posted on 02/12/2013 5:54:00 PM PST by livius
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To: vetvetdoug

Amen to that.


10 posted on 02/12/2013 5:56:20 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

Good call, Sergeant.


11 posted on 02/12/2013 5:57:40 PM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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12 posted on 02/12/2013 5:58:06 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo
SSGT Romesha.

Standing at full attention, this USAF vet (and Dad of 2 in uniform, and descendent of vets dating back to the nation's beginning, although none of us ever re-upped)...

...salutes you for your sense of honor and your valor and your putting firstmost, the true State of your Country.

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13 posted on 02/12/2013 5:59:55 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: bigheadfred

Should have been “recipient”. Not “winner”.


14 posted on 02/12/2013 6:03:11 PM PST by 4Runner
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To: beethovenfan

GOOD FOR YOU, CLINT! Besides, Wookie Farts require a MOP 4 in a Brutal Rubber Suit to protect you.


15 posted on 02/12/2013 6:07:26 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: jazusamo

Yet another good reason to not miss anniversary with the missus. A very convenient excuse not to sit next to the Wookie!


16 posted on 02/12/2013 6:07:42 PM PST by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is the operational wing of CPUSA.)
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To: jazusamo
Honor, you can't replace it... good on him
17 posted on 02/12/2013 6:08:12 PM 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: 4Runner
(I know, I was hoping Jessica Chasmar was reading this thread)
18 posted on 02/12/2013 6:09:21 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: jazusamo

Great move. I would avoid that whole bitter family at all costs.


19 posted on 02/12/2013 6:10:32 PM PST by matt04
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To: jazusamo


20 posted on 02/12/2013 6:17:19 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: jazusamo

Outstanding, Sarg.!


21 posted on 02/12/2013 6:19:15 PM PST by Parmy
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To: jazusamo
Damn shame the Marines didn't have a choice. Smart move by the MoH winner. They would've taken his zipper off & zipped tied him if he showed up anyway. Everyone knows that "Walks like a duck" isn't with the USA.
22 posted on 02/12/2013 6:25:21 PM PST by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: jazusamo
Courageous move, Sarge.

Wookiee will see to it that she is avenged for this.

23 posted on 02/12/2013 6:27:55 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: jazusamo

SSgt proves without a doubt that he is worthy of the honor bestowed. Putting his friends before the limelight. God Bless Him, his friends, and his wonderful wife and kids.


24 posted on 02/12/2013 6:32:53 PM PST by huldah1776
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To: SandRat

Heh, heh, that’s MOPP 4 in your JLIST with the butyl gloves & booties. Worn in close proximity to the First Wookiee it might suffice.

Anyway, a hearty “well done” for the sergeant, for his heroism & his public regard for his comrades! His MOH should protect him from repercussions (I hope).


25 posted on 02/12/2013 6:35:44 PM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: jazusamo

Medal Of Honor citation:

Staff Sergeant Clinton L. Romesha distinguished himself by acts of gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a Section Leader with Bravo Troop, 3d Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, during combat operations against an armed enemy at Combat Outpost Keating, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan on October 3, 2009.

On that morning, Staff Sergeant Romesha and his comrades awakened to an attack by an estimated 300 enemy fighters occupying the high ground on all four sides of the complex, employing concentrated fire from recoilless rifles, rocket propelled grenades, anti-aircraft machine guns, mortars and small arms fire.

Staff Sergeant Romesha moved uncovered under intense enemy fire to conduct a reconnaissance of the battlefield and seek reinforcements from the barracks before returning to action with the support of an assistant gunner.

Staff Sergeant Romesha took out an enemy machine gun team and, while engaging a second, the generator he was using for cover was struck by a rocket-propelled grenade, inflicting him with shrapnel wounds.

Undeterred by his injuries, Staff Sergeant Romesha continued to fight and upon the arrival of another soldier to aid him and the assistant gunner, he again rushed through the exposed avenue to assemble additional soldiers.

Staff Sergeant Romesha then mobilized a five-man team and returned to the fight equipped with a sniper rifle. With complete disregard for his own safety, Staff Sergeant Romesha continually exposed himself to heavy enemy fire, as he moved confidently about the battlefield engaging and destroying multiple enemy targets, including three Taliban fighters who had breached the combat outpost’s perimeter.

While orchestrating a successful plan to secure and reinforce key points of the battlefield, Staff Sergeant Romesha maintained radio communication with the tactical operations center. As the enemy forces attacked with even greater ferocity, unleashing a barrage of rocket-propelled grenades and recoilless rifle rounds, Staff Sergeant Romesha identified the point of attack and directed air support to destroy over 30 enemy fighters.

After receiving reports that seriously injured Soldiers were at a distant battle position, Staff Sergeant Romesha and his team provided covering fire to allow the injured Soldiers to safely reach the aid station.

Upon receipt of orders to proceed to the next objective, his team pushed forward 100 meters under overwhelming enemy fire to recover and prevent the enemy fighters from taking the bodies of their fallen comrades. Staff Sergeant Romesha’s heroic actions throughout the day-long battle were critical in suppressing an enemy that had far greater numbers. His extraordinary efforts gave Bravo Troop the opportunity to regroup, reorganize and prepare for the counterattack that allowed the Troop to account for its personnel and secure Combat Outpost Keating.

Staff Sergeant Romesha’s discipline and extraordinary heroism above and beyond the call of duty reflect great credit upon himself, Bravo Troop, 3d Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division and the United States Army.


26 posted on 02/12/2013 6:42:08 PM PST by JHL
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To: bigheadfred

recipient not winner


27 posted on 02/12/2013 6:45:35 PM PST by When do we get liberated? (A socialist is a communist who realizes he must suck at the tit of Capitalism.)
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To: jazusamo

... he’d rather spend the evening with friends...

What else is there to say?


28 posted on 02/12/2013 6:51:05 PM PST by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: al baby

Or worse.


29 posted on 02/12/2013 6:54:52 PM PST by funfan
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To: beethovenfan

GOOD FOR YOU, CLINT! Besides, Wookie Farts require MOP 4 in a Brutal Rubber Suit.


30 posted on 02/12/2013 6:56:05 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: jazusamo

He didn’t feel like sitting next to a pile of communist $hit, huh?


31 posted on 02/12/2013 6:58:39 PM PST by Bullish (This usurper is leaving one hell of a poop stain on our Constitution)
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To: Gene Eric

Exactly, and no sane person can blame him:)


32 posted on 02/12/2013 7:00:21 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: elcid1970

TSA will try to confiscate it as a weapon if he wears it to board a plane.


33 posted on 02/12/2013 7:08:33 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

They would, the b@stards.

“All those points could be used as a weapon.”

Not joking.


34 posted on 02/12/2013 7:15:48 PM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: jazusamo

Outstanding choice Sergeant. You’ve already given more credibility to this sham government than it deserves. No need to allow yourself to be exploited for their sake any further.

You have suffered enough humiliation for accepting the MOH from the fools. Of course, I think it is a disgrace to the MOH for the fool to handle it in the first place.

Your honor and service remain but the recognition is diminished.

If only someone like Patton were still around to slap the living spit out of the idiot pretender for dishonoring you and other brave men.


35 posted on 02/12/2013 7:17:17 PM PST by Sequoyah101
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To: Old Sarge

he really, really, REALLY had to sort his sox. Really.


36 posted on 02/12/2013 7:19:30 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: beethovenfan

She’d definitely want the armrest up.


37 posted on 02/12/2013 7:41:38 PM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: al baby
"crappy duty station heading his way?"

He's out of the service now. Home with his family, and working on the oil rigs (I believe).

38 posted on 02/12/2013 7:54:08 PM PST by mickie (My grandson is a Marine.....now serving in Afghanistan.)
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To: Old Sarge

A man who refused to be used.

God Bless him.


39 posted on 02/12/2013 7:54:43 PM PST by Venturer
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To: bigheadfred

MOH - in the White House that means “Michele Obama Hairs”

In the real world, it means “hero”.

I’m attending a Purple Heart awarding tomorrow for a Vietnam POW/civilian. Many years too late, but earned by 5 years of Hanoi torture and imprisonment.

Sgt. Munley (former US Army police officer wounded in the Ft. Hood Massacre), and others wounded or killed by Hassan don’t get shit from Obama, Shinseki, Panetta, Dempsey, etc.

Now you know who the heroes really are, and who the ZEROS are.


40 posted on 02/12/2013 8:40:35 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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