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Retired Army Staff Sgt. Clinton L. Romesha receives a standing ovation Monday after being presented with the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama. Romesha led about 50 Americans to victory over 300 Taliban fighters in the 2009 Battle of Kamdesh.

ND veteran receives Medal of Honor for Afghan fight

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WASHINGTON -- At the bottom of a valley in eastern Afghanistan, Army Staff Sgt. Clinton L. Romesha woke up Oct. 3, 2009, to explosions ricocheting throughout his compound. Racing out of bed to grab his machine gun, he and roughly 50 Americans were about to fight one of the bloodiest battles of the Afghan war.


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