1. Bravery

    Afghan War Hero Gets Medal of Honor

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    Former Army Staff Sergeant Clinton L. Romesha received the Medal of Honor from President Obama Monday, for saving the lives of his fellow soldiers during an insurgent attack in an eastern Afghanistan outpost in 2009. The battle—which lasted for 12 hours and left eight Americans dead and 22 wounded—was one of the Afghan war's deadliest. Romesha will be one of the first lady's guests at Tuesday's State of the Union address.

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