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Medal of Honor Recipient (Clinton Romesha) Media Availability (2/7/2013) 
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An undated photo of Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha, while on duty in Afghanistan. Romesha, a Minot, N.D. resident, will be awarded the Medal of Honor in a ceremony at the White House on Feb. 11, 2013 for his actions at Combat Outpost Keating, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan on Oct. 3, 2009. (submitted photo courtesy of Tammy Romesha) 

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota National Guard will host a media availability for former U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Clinton L. Romesha at 1 p.m. (CST), Feb. 21 at the North Dakota State Capitol press studio.  Media representatives who call in are requested to identify their media organization when prompted. Please contact the ND National Guard Public Affairs for call-in information.

Romesha, a Minot, N.D. resident, will receive the Medal of Honor for his actions at the battle of Combat Outpost Keating, Afghanistan, on Oct. 3, 2009.

Romesha will be presented the nation’s highest military honor by President Barack Obama at the White House on Monday, Feb. 11. The time of the presentation is currently scheduled for 12:30 p.m. (CST). Please check the White House schedule for any time changes.

On Tuesday, Feb. 12, he will be inducted into the Pentagon’s “Hall of Heroes” in Washington, D.C. The ceremony, scheduled for 3 p.m. (CST), is expected to be broadcast live on the Pentagon Channel and streamed live via their website. Please check the schedule on their website for any time changes.

We will publish known media appearances by Romesha on the North Dakota National Guard Facebook page.

WHO: Former U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Clinton L. Romesha, Medal of Honor Recipient

WHAT: Media Availability to include call-in (contact ND National Guard Public Affairs)

WHEN: 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21

WHERE: N.D. Capitol Press Room, Bismarck, N.D. 

Since the 2001 terrorist attacks on America, the North Dakota National Guard has mobilized more than 3,900 Soldiers and about 2,400 Airmen in support of the Global War on Terrorism. About 70 percent of all members serving today have joined since that time. Currently, more than 135 North Dakota Guardsmen are serving overseas while more than 4,000 remain in the state for emergency response and national defense. For every 10,000 citizens in North Dakota, 65 serve in the North Dakota National Guard, a rate that’s more than four times the national average.

Other Resources:
U.S. Army’s official website for Romesha contains Medal of Honor citation, profiles, news and other resources “Staff Sgt. Clinton L. Romesha”.

North Dakota National Guard Flickr Set “Romesha – Medal of Honor

Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System (DVIDS) videos
Soon to be Medal of Honor recipient Clint Romesha and his wife Tammy recall the Battle of COP Keating at their home in Minot North Dakota: “Clint Romesha Medal of Honor Nominee

Soon to be awarded Medal of Honor, Clint Romesha, and his wife Tammy, recall the events of the Battle of COP Keating: “Soldiers Update: Medal of Honor, Clint Romesha

Army Veteran Clint Romesha retells the battle at COP Keating in Eastern Afghanistan that earned him the Medal of Honor. “Clint Romesha – Battle at COP Keating

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