Medal of Honor Recipient Clint Romesha Joins Advisory Board
Medal of Honor Recipient Staff Sergeant Clint Romesha, USA (ret.) has joined the MVAT Foundation Board of Advisors.
Romesha deployed twice to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and once to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. At the time of the deadly attack on Combat Outpost (COP) Keating, Kamdesh district, Afghanistan, on Oct. 3, 2009, that led to the awarding of the Medal of Honor, Staff Sergeant Romesha was assigned as a section leader for Bravo Troop, 3-61st Cavalry, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division.
In addition to the Medal of Honor, his awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal (with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with 2 Bronze Service Stars), Iraq Campaign Medal (with 3 Bronze Service Stars), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (with Numeral Two Device), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (with Numeral 5 Device), NATO Medal (with Bronze Service Star), the Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Commendation, the Combat Action Badge and the Air Assault Badge.
Romesha separated from the Army on April 4, 2011. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Red Platoon: A True Story of American Valor (Dutton/Penguin Random House, 2017). He lives in North Dakota.