Heroism in the War on Terror: An Interview with Clint Romesha, Medal of Honor Recipient


Screen Shot 2014-11-04 at 3.22.38 PMFor his actions in the October 3, 2009 battle at Outpost Keating in the Nuristan Province of Afghanistan, Staff Sergeant Clint Romesha was awarded the Medal of Honor. Five years later, in this interview with Medal of Honor Foundation President Ron Rand, Romesha reflects on that day and the direction his life has taken since.  Now a working civilian, husband, father, and one of the youngest of the 79 living Medal of Honor recipients, Romesha dedicates some of his precious free time to sharing his story with teachers and students. During this webinar, he took questions from the audience and shared his thoughts on his experiences. While all the Medal of Honor stories are inspiring, youth can especially connect with this national hero who is still young enough to be their brother or cousin.  This webinar is part of a series presented by the Medal of Honor Character Development Program which teaches the traits of courage, integrity, sacrifice, commitment, citizenship, and patriotism. Over 100 video vignettes form a base for a nearly 60-lesson, cross-disciplinary, flexible curriculum compatible with Common Core and built on the Medal of Honor recipients’ stories.  The entire program, in all its formats, is funded by the Medal of Honor Foundation and provided at no charge to educators and students.

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