The following is a release from J.D. Leipold and the U.S. Army:
The Army captain, who earned the Medal of Honor for tackling a suicide bomber in Afghanistan in 2012, was inducted into the Hall of Heroes during a ceremony at the Pentagon, Nov. 13.
During the event, Capt. Florent A. Groberg’s name was added to one of the plaques that line the walls of the Hall of Heroes, a small commemorative enclave just inside the entrance to the Pentagon. Groberg’s name now stands among the names of the more than 3,460 other recipients of the nation’s highest military award for bravery and selfless sacrifice.
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Groberg is now medically retired from the Army.
After greeting Groberg’s parents, friends and ceremony attendees, Defense Secretary Ash Carter praised the members of the personal security detachment that the captain had been leading to the provincial governor’s compound in Asadabad, Afghanistan, Aug. 8, 2012.
“I want to thank the members of Capt. Groberg’s extended Family, his military Family, men who were his brothers on the battlefield who remained close to him in recovery,” Carter said. “From platoon Sgt. Brian Brink, who carried Capt. Groberg to safety, …Read the Rest
Source:: Tactical Life