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BYU hosts Medal of Honor recipient in Sept. 5 lecture

Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha will be honored at Sept. 7 football preshow

A Medal of Honor recipient, Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha, will give an lecture on leadership hosted by the Brigham Young University ROTC Thursday, Sept. 5, at 1:30 p.m. at the Wilkinson Student Center Varsity Theater.

Admission is free and is the public is welcome. He will also be recognized as the George Q Cannon Honoree by the ROTC during the BYU-Texas Longhorns football pre-game show Saturday, Sept. 7.

Romesha distinguished himself by acts of gallantry at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a section leader of the Bravo Troop during combat operations against an armed enemy at Combat Outpost Keating in Afghanistan on Oct. 3, 2009.

He received the medal, the nation’s highest military honor, from President Barack Obama in an award ceremony at the White House on Feb. 11, 2013. He is the fourth living Medal of Honor recipient for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the 11th overall for theses wars.  

For more information about the lecture, contact Joseph Hong, assistant professor of military science at BYU, (801) 995-3043, joseph.hong@byu.edu.

Writer: Hwa Lee

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