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Published February 10, 2013, 06:42 AM

Minot man set to receive Medal of Honor from Obama

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota man is set to receive the nation's highest military decoration for valor from President Obama for his actions during a 13-hour firefight in Afghanistan.

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota man is set to receive the nation's highest military decoration for valor from President Obama for his actions during a 13-hour firefight in Afghanistan.

The Medal of Honor ceremony for Clint Romesha is scheduled Monday at the White House. Romesha, who retired from the Army in 2011, now works in the oil patch of North Dakota.

Romesha reportedly organized 50 soldiers at a remote outpost in northwest Afghanistan during an October 2009 battle in which the Americans held off more than 300 Taliban fighters.

The 31-year-old Romesha has declined to go into detail about the firefight, but told The Associated Press in a Jan. 16 interview, "We weren't going to be beat that day."

Romesha lives in Minot with his wife Tammy and three children.

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