President Barack Obama bestows the Medal of Honor to retired U.S. Army Capt. Florent Groberg, for his actions during combat operations in Afghanistan, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington.
President Barack Obama bestows the Medal of Honor to retired U.S. Army Capt. Florent Groberg, for his actions during combat operations in Afghanistan, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Susan Walsh AP
President Barack Obama bestows the Medal of Honor to retired U.S. Army Capt. Florent Groberg, for his actions during combat operations in Afghanistan, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Susan Walsh AP

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