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Medal of Honor ceremony to be held at Fort Carson

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FORT CARSON -

As part of the 100th anniversary of Fort Carson, a special ceremony will be held to celebrate two Medal of Honor recipients who are donating their original medals of honor to the 4th Infantry Division.

Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha and retired Captain Florent Groberg are the two servicemen donating their medals for the event Thursday afternoon at Fort Carson. Groberg will be present at the ceremony, but Romesha is unable to attend.

The medals are to be put on display at the Fort Carson 4th Infantry Division Museum.

Staff Sergeant  Romesha was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during combat operations in Afghanistan in 2009. Read his Medal of Honor citation here.

Captain Groberg received the award for his actions in Afghanistan in 2012 that left him seriously injured and later medically retired. Read his Medal of Honor citation here.

The Medal of Honor is the highest award military personnel can receive. It is awarded for heroic valor in action against an enemy force. It is typically presented by the President of the United States in the name of Congress.

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