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Published January 16, 2013, 05:01 PM

Minot man to become fourth living veteran to receive Medal of Honor

Minot, ND (WDAY TV) - A former active duty Army staff sergeant from California, who now works in North Dakota's oil fields, will receive the nation's highest military decoration for valor.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Minot, ND (WDAY TV) - A former active duty Army staff sergeant from California, who now works in North Dakota's oil fields, will receive the nation's highest military decoration for valor.

31-year-old Clinton Romesha got a personal call from President Barack Obama, thanking him for his service.

Romesha is only the fourth living veteran to receive the Medal of Honor.

It comes for his service as section leader during combat operations against an armed enemy in Afghanistan's Nuristan Province in October, 2009.

U.S. troops were outnumbered six to one.

Romesha wouldn't detail the 13-hour firefight, saying it wouldn't do justice for the men who served with him that day.

Clint Romesha, Former U.S. Army Staff Sgt.: "There were 52 other guys there that day. There were eight that didn't make it back. And the honor is to them."

Romesha will receive the honor February 11th at the White House.

To learn more, tune in to am 970 Saturday morning. Romesha will be a guest on the Heroes of the Heartland show with Eric Marts at 10 a.m.

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