Medal of Honor: Captain Florent Groberg

Lost amid the confusion of the blog migration from the old place to here and the atrocity in Paris was this

Groberg, serving as the leader of a protection detail in Kunar province, spotted a suspicious man approaching his team in August 2012. Groberg charged the man, shoving him to the ground before the explosives strapped to the man’s waist detonated.

Groberg, who grew up in Maryland, stood in the East Room of the White House on Thursday as the president told the story of that day. Groberg and his team were escorting their commanders to a meeting with local Afghans when he spotted the bomber, walking backward.

“The man spun around and turned toward them, and that’s when [Captain Groberg] sprinted toward him,” the president said.

One more interesting detail–

The native of France came to Maryland as a child…

Well done, Captain.

About vmijpp

VMIJPP hails from the star city of the south, Roanoke, Virginia. A 1989 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, he is a retired artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps, with time in both the active and reserve sides. He served in Iraq in 2004, and in Afghanistan in 2009-2010. He joined the magnificent as a guest blogger from the now defunct but never uninteresting Rule 308, where he denounced gun control and other aspects of tyranny, and proclaimed the greatness of the United States. When the sun set on, he migrated here with Keydet1976 and the others.
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One Response to Medal of Honor: Captain Florent Groberg

  1. keydet1976 says:

    As I understand it he is the son of an Algerian mother.


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