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Cramer Commends Medal of Honor Recipient Romesha on House Floor

Sep 18, 2013
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer commended North Dakota Medal of Honor recipient Clinton Romesha on the floor of the House of Representatives. All 79 living Medal of Honor recipients were honored with speeches describing how they earned the distinction.

48 recipients are in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania from today until September 22 for the annual Congressional Medal of Honor Society convention. The city was chosen as 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, from which 63 Medals of Honor were earned.

A transcript of Congressman Cramer’s remarks is below:

           “Mr. Speaker, I rise to honor the heroic efforts of former Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha of the United States Army.

           “Staff Sergeant Romesha was with the 4th Infantry Division and awarded the Medal of Honor for his acts of gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his own life in Afghanistan on October 3, 2009.

           “Attacked by an estimated 300 Taliban fighters, Staff Sergeant Romesha moved uncovered to conduct a reconnaissance and seek reinforcements. Romesha took out one enemy machine gun team and was wounded attempting to take out the second.  Despite his wounds, he continued fighting and directed air support resulting in the elimination of over 30 enemy fighters.

           “Clint, his wife Tamara, and their three children Dessi, Gwen, and Colin live in Minot, North Dakota and are the pride of our state. It is for his extraordinary heroism and resolute commitment to his fellow soldiers I am proud to honor Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha.”