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Join us on April 18, 2024, as we welcome Retired Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha, a Medal of Honor Recipient in a conversation with Lieutenant General Jim Pillsbury, USA (Ret.), for an inspiring evening. Experience his incredible journey and heroic actions at Combat Outpost Keating in Afghanistan on October 3, 2009.

5:30 PM • Cocktails
6:30 PM • Lecture and Discussion
7:30 • PM Dinner in Loretta Spencer Hall
*Tickets are available for purchase for Members on March 5th, 2024, and for Non-Members, March 26th.

The Battle of Kamdesh stands as one of the bloodiest battles of the entire Afghan War and Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha (known as “Ro” by his comrades) is the author of the book Red Platoon: A True Story of American Valor as well as collaborated and portrayed in the Netflix documentary series, Medal of Honor, in Season 1/Episode 2. It lasted 14 hours and cost eight American lives while the Taliban suffered an estimated 150 killed. Twenty-seven more American warriors were wounded. Romesha deployed twice to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and once to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Romesha received the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a Section Leader with Bravo Troop, during combat operations against an armed enemy at Combat Outpost Keating in Afghanistan on October 3, 2009. On that morning, Staff Sergeant Romesha and his comrades awakened to an attack by an estimated 300 enemy fighters occupying the high ground on all four sides of the complex, employing concentrated fire from recoilless rifles, rocket propelled grenades, anti-aircraft machine guns, mortars and small arms fire.

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