WATCH: Medal of Honor Recipient Talks About Tackling Suicide Bomber

WATCH: Medal of Honor Recipient Talks About Tackling Suicide Bomber

November 19, 2015

WATCH: Medal of Honor Recipient Talks About Tackling Suicide Bomber

Watch as Medal of Honor recipient, retired U.S. Army Captain Florent "Flo" Groberg, goes 'On The Record' to discuss the details of the day he tackled a suicide bomber in Afghanistan to protect his fellow soldiers.

On August 08, 2012, Groberg was leading a personal security detail when he spotted a suicide bomber in Kunar Province, Afghanistan. Groberg rushed the bomber and threw him to the ground.

The bomber released the dead man’s trigger he was using, but Groberg's actions limited the effects of the blast. Unfortunately four soldiers were killed but if not for the Army Captain's actions, many more soldiers could have been injured or killed that day.

As a result of his heroic actions, Groberg sustained the loss of 45 to 50 percent of his left calf muscle with significant nerve damage, a blown ear drum, and a mild traumatic brain injury.

Retired Capt. Florent A. Groberg, received the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama, during a White House ceremony, Nov. 12 2015.

As noted at the end of the interview by Gran Van Susteren, Groberg is the tenth living service member to be awarded the Medal of Honor for battlefield bravery in Iraq or Afghanistan.

Thank you retired U.S. Army Captain Florent "Flo" Groberg for your service, selfless sacrifice and heroic actions to save your fellow service members.

 

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kathy
kathy

February 22, 2016

all men are hero when they have given all they have to incident Thank you God loves you I am glad you are able to speak for your self

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