Posted 7:00 PM 1/15/2013 : Preparing to honor another hero
At the Center for American Values in Pueblo, portraits of more than 140 Medal of Honor recipients hang on the walls.
Retired Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha, who served at Fort Carson, will soon be one of the newest additions. He'll be honored in a ceremony at the White House in February where he'll receive the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama.
Staff Sergeant Romesha is being singled out for his actions during an insurgent attack at Combat Outpost Keating in northern Afghanistan. Eight Fort Carson soldiers died in that fight.
The center is dedicated to honoring extreme sacrifices that were made in effort to maintain American values. They want to make sure that those sacrifices are remembered.
"We've got to get Nick DelCazo, the photographer, out to meet with Clinton, photograph him, and then we'll receive that photograph start the process of framing it and ultimately unveiling it to our community," says Dalton Sprouse, from the Center, describing the work they have to do.
Staff Sergeant Romesha's picture will join the three other living recipients of the Medal of Honor from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The pictures of two of those men are already up - Salvatore A. Giunta and Leroy A. Petry. The portrait of Dakota Meyer - the most recent recipient before Romesha - is in the works now.