An Army captain who survived attacks by two suicide bombers moments apart but was badly wounded as he saved his fellow soldiers in Afghanistan received the Medal of Honor on Thursday.President Barack Obama awarded (Ret.) Army Capt. Florent Groberg the honor for what the White House called “his selfless service” during a deadly attack in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, in August 2012.
A well deserved award. For all the times I practiced the “Medal of Honor drill” -that is, diving on a football as if it were a live grenade- the thought of actually tackling a suicide bomber is just so out there as to boggle the mind.