Photo Credit: Photo courtesy of Clinton L. Romesha
Former Staff Sgt. Clinton L. Romesha conducts overwatch in Afghanistan in 2009. Romesha's unit, Bravo Troop, 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, was assigned to a small, primitive combat outpost named Keating in the Hindu Kush Mountains of Nuristan province. Keating sat at the bottom of several 10,000-plus-foot mountains and was extremely vulnerable. Romesha led the charge to retake the outpost when it was nearly overrun by about 300 insurgents on Oct. 3, 2009. He will be awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions in a White House ceremony, Feb. 11, 2013.