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.