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Medal of Honor recipient declines
invitation to State of the Union

CNN News, by Jake Tapper

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 2/12/2013 1:32:32 PM

The former Army staff sergeant who was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama Monday is declining the first lady´s invitation to be her guest at Tuesday´s State of the Union address. Clint Romesha, who was awarded the prestigious medal for uncommon valor in Afghanistan, told CNN that he has decided to spend the evening with friends from his former unit, Black Knight Troop, 3-61 CAV, his wife Tammy--with whom he celebrates a wedding anniversary Tuesday--and their families.[Snip] But a lot of these guys I haven´t seen a really long time and I´d like to hang with them

Courage. Loyalty. Honor. Dignity.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mitzi, 2/12/2013 1:36:15 PM     (No. 9172363)

Good choice on his part.

Reply 2 - Posted by: StormCnter, 2/12/2013 1:36:30 PM     (No. 9172365)

He clearly knows when he is being exploited. Good for you, Sgt.




Reply 3 - Posted by: Scrubber, 2/12/2013 1:36:55 PM     (No. 9172366)

Methinks he doesn´t want to be a pawn.

Reply 4 - Posted by: Jonr, 2/12/2013 1:38:03 PM     (No. 9172373)

My congratulations and profound respect for this soldier/hero who refuses to be a pawn and window-dressing for the Obama administration! If only the Pentagon had this kind of courage!

Reply 5 - Posted by: killerbee, 2/12/2013 1:39:32 PM     (No. 9172380)

Brave. When Obama issues and invitation, he´s not really asking.

Reply 6 - Posted by: RightShoe, 2/12/2013 1:40:56 PM     (No. 9172382)

I wonder if POTUS will have to rewrite part of his speech now that he can´t point to this guy.

Reply 7 - Posted by: horacer, 2/12/2013 1:45:50 PM     (No. 9172398)

Good for him.




Reply 8 - Posted by: Persecutor2, 2/12/2013 1:52:03 PM     (No. 9172415)

Wonder how long it will take for some media poohbah to call him a racist?

Reply 9 - Posted by: Emerson, 2/12/2013 1:52:07 PM     (No. 9172417)

Not afraid of the Red Queen.

Reply 10 - Posted by: lydwho, 2/12/2013 1:57:23 PM     (No. 9172428)

When the message come to sit with Michelle during the address, visions came to Sgt Romesha of shareing the seat with her. He could vision her taking 3/4th of the seat leaving him only the remaining 1/4th.


Reply 11 - Posted by: ZurichMike, 2/12/2013 2:02:30 PM     (No. 9172441)

#8, post of the day!

I am sure that this guy´s tax returns will become of sudden interest to the IRS.

Reply 12 - Posted by: Penney, 2/12/2013 2:06:10 PM     (No. 9172446)

Priorities: Character counts & Romesha is certainly a man of integrity.




Reply 13 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 2/12/2013 2:10:32 PM     (No. 9172454)

Thank you, Sir.

Reply 14 - Posted by: JudithC, 2/12/2013 2:10:53 PM     (No. 9172456)

Right on, #4. This courageous man deserves tribute at every level. Courage of conviction, unwillingness to be "used" by the repulsive cow woman to prove her love for the military as the military is about to be further gutted by her coward husband...and so much more there isn´t room to list. suffice it to say that Staff Sergeant Romesha continues to make America proud of him.

Reply 15 - Posted by: paulfromTexas, 2/12/2013 2:25:28 PM     (No. 9172489)

Even the most courageous among us cannot stomach that garbage twice in a week.

Reply 16 - Posted by: Smaj, 2/12/2013 3:36:59 PM     (No. 9172604)

Yet another reason to respect and honor Clinton Romesha.

Reply 17 - Posted by: farmwife, 2/12/2013 3:38:55 PM     (No. 9172608)

Someone from the White House will probably be over to pick up that medal. Obviously, the soldier didn´t realize getting the Medal a few days before the State of the Union address meant it was a photo op for the Prez, and part of the deal is you play along, darn it!




Reply 18 - Posted by: krause, 2/12/2013 3:46:03 PM     (No. 9172624)

Why doesn´t she ask Ben Carson?

Reply 19 - Posted by: chicodon, 2/12/2013 3:50:26 PM     (No. 9172631)

I´d say this is his reason:

Reply 20 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 2/12/2013 4:21:05 PM     (No. 9172679)

What great news. But we knew he was brave.

Reply 21 - Posted by: rustycfc, 2/12/2013 4:56:50 PM     (No. 9172736)

good for him, this soldier knew he was going to used by this piece of pos.

Reply 22 - Posted by: realrep, 2/12/2013 5:09:03 PM     (No. 9172760)

I agree with #19. Perhaps the Sgt. should have publically offered his seat to Dr Carson. That would make watching the SOTU worth watching.
Is the SOTU tonight? Sorry, I have other plans.



Reply 23 - Posted by: vesicant, 2/12/2013 5:19:31 PM     (No. 9172790)

Every good Army man knows you salute the uniform, not the idiot second looey in it.

Reply 24 - Posted by: Grambo, 2/12/2013 5:31:52 PM     (No. 9172819)

The CIC refused to salute him when awarding the MOH, as protocol holds, so why should he do any favors? Good for him.

Reply 25 - Posted by: hamrman, 2/12/2013 6:15:10 PM     (No. 9172895)

At least he has his standards! Good for him, a true American Hero and Patriot!

Reply 26 - Posted by: Keekng, 2/12/2013 7:41:14 PM     (No. 9173051)

Great choice, Sarge!

Reply 27 - Posted by: bluebonnet, 2/12/2013 8:02:52 PM     (No. 9173092)

Spending the evening with beloved family and friends is what I would have opted for, also. He knows what´s important. I wish him well, and may he be relieved of the nightmares from which he may be suffering.

Reply 28 - Posted by: udanja99, 2/12/2013 8:24:11 PM     (No. 9173130)

One of the eight soldiers killed in the engagement for which Romesha was awarded the MOH, was a local boy here in Loudoun County, Virginia. His name was Stephan Mace and his mother ran a funding drive to buy plane tickets so that members of Black Knight Troop could attend the MOH ceremony. I´m glad that these brave men are having the time to "hang" together again and I know that Stephan is smiling down on them. God bless both him and his Mom.

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