MINOT, N.D. (AP) _ A former active duty Army staff sergeant who lives in North Dakota and is set to receive the Medal of Honor for courageous actions in Afghanistan says he was a little star struck when President Barack Obama called about the award.
Clinton Romesha, of Minot, will receive the nation's highest military decoration for valor at the White House on Feb. 11.
The medal is for his actions while serving as a section leader during combat operations against an armed enemy in Afghanistan's Nuristan Province on Oct. 3, 2009.
Romesha on Wednesday declined to go into detail about the 13-hour firefight, saying it wouldn't do justice to the great actions by so many other soldiers. He says he had a great team of guys who weren't going to back down.