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President Obama Honors Army Captain Florent Groberg

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President Barack Obama presents a Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry to Army Captain Florent A. Groberg (Ret.) during a ceremony at the White House. Captain Groberg received the Medal of Honor for attempting to push a suicide bomber away from harming his patrol while serving as a Personal Security Detachment Commander for Task Force Mountain Warrior, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division during combat operations in Asadabad, Kunar Province, Afghanistan on August 8, 2012. He was severely injured from his courageous actions

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President Barack Obama and Medal of Honor recipient retired U.S. Army Capt. Florent Groberg, walk to the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, for ceremony honoring Groberg for his actions during combat operations in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

U.S. President Barack Obama stands with Medal of Honor recipient retired U.S. Army Captain Florent "Flo" Groberg (L) in the East Room of the White House in Washington November 12, 2015. Groberg received the Medal of Honor for his courageous actions while serving as a personal security detachment commander during combat operations in Kunar Province, Afghanistan on August 8, 2012. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

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President Barack Obama stands with Medal of Honor recipient retired U.S. Army Capt. Florent Groberg during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, honoring Groberg for his actions during combat operations in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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U.S. President Barack Obama applauds retired U.S. Army Captain Florent Groberg, 32, after presenting him with the Medal of Honor during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, DC November 12, 2015. Groberg received the Medal of Honor for his courageous actions while serving as a personal security detachment commander during combat operations in Kunar Province, Afghanistan on August 8, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Barack Obama hugs retired U.S. Army Captain Florent Groberg, 32, after presenting him with the Medal of Honor during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, DC November 12, 2015. Groberg was badly wounded thwarting a suicide bomber in Afghanistan on what he has called the worst day of his life. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque


97 Responses to “President Obama Honors Army Captain Florent Groberg”


  1. November 12, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    Thanks a gazillion trazillion Legend!!!!!!!!

  2. 3 57andfemale
    November 12, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    Furst…….?

  3. 4 forus50
    November 12, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    Thank you Nerdy and Chipsticks. I hope you are both having a great day.

    I’m posting this tweet in the hopes that this gets some publicity. I just found out about this because, without disclosing too much detail, I know the Mom of the young woman who the police killed. WTF. Just blindly shooting into a car killing people because of a suspicion about one of the passengers. They didn’t even know there was a newborn in the back seat.

    • 5 GGail
      November 12, 2015 at 3:39 pm

      No one deserves to die, but, why did the guy Perry have to shoot from within the car while he’s in there with the mother of his baby and the baby? If you are in the grey area of the law, why put others in harms way. Our black lives are precarious enough.

  4. 6 yardarm756
    November 12, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    Words to live by.

  5. 12 jackiegrumbacher
    November 12, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    Thank you, Yardarm. These are words to remember.

  6. 13 jacquelineoboomer
    November 12, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    Haven’t read the article yet, but this is gonna be good!

    https://twitter.com/iefap1940/status/664908429253734400

  7. 17 57andfemale
    November 12, 2015 at 4:00 pm

  8. 21 Dudette
    November 12, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    Sad news…

    • 22 arapaho415
      November 12, 2015 at 7:17 pm

      Absolutely devastating.

      She was about the same age as Ann Dunham when she passed, and we all agree that was way too early — so wish Ann could have seen her son become POTUS. 😦

      Article says she became ill during the Selma march in August — unbelievable that she’s gone barely 3 months since her cancer diagnosis. Rest in peace, sincere condolences to her family, her friends and colleagues and those in her extended Obama family. 😦

  9. 23 GGail
    November 12, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    University of Missouri names black interim president

    The governing board of the University of Missouri on Thursday named a black law professor and deputy chancellor emeritus to serve as interim president of a university system under siege from racial turmoil.

    Michael Middleton, who recently retired from the university after 30 years, earned bachelor and law degrees there. His selection came three days after Tim Wolfe resigned amid a firestorm over his handling of a series of racially charged events on the sprawling campus in Columbia.

  10. 26 GGail
    November 12, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/officer-who-killed-church-drummer-corey-jones-in-florida-fired/

    Florida officer who killed church drummer Corey Jones is fired

    Corey Jones, 31, was shot to death in October by Raja, who stopped his unmarked van to check on what he thought was an abandoned vehicle and was “suddenly confronted by an armed subject,” police chief Stephen Stepp has said.

    Details of exactly what happened have not been released by police. Raja’s van didn’t have a dashboard camera and the department’s officers do not wear body cameras, Stepp previously said.

    • November 12, 2015 at 5:02 pm

      I was listening to a radio show on my way back home and they were discussing the fact that Glamour Magazine pick Bruce Catalyn Jenner as their woman of the year. Alot of people calling in didn’t think it was right because Jenner is still a man between the legs..

  11. 36 jacquelineoboomer
    November 12, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    Eek. Before I could shut down the teevee, accidentally heard Chuck Todd intro his MTP Daily Muck-up Show with something like this:

    “Good (insert his confused look here) Thurrr … uh … Thursday from you … ”

    A straightforward “Good Thursday to you” (not from you) was a little too much for him. To me he always looks (a) bored, (b) imbecilic.

    See y’all later, TODville! Good Thursday to you! πŸ™‚

  12. 39 GGail
    November 12, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    MIAMI β€” By his own estimate, Kyrie Irving figures about half the people who shout at him in public use his name.

    The other half yell for Uncle Drew.

    The character Irving created β€” the old man who shows up at the playground and, as Drew would say, gets “buckets” β€” is back. Pepsi and Irving released Chapter 4 of the wildly popular Uncle Drew story on Thursday, this episode filmed at a Miami park over the summer and also featuring Ray Allen, Baron Davis and actor J.B. Smoove.

  13. 42 Gazelle
    November 12, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    OT, but beautiful photos. Chips, NW, BTs & TODer Football fans (real football! :)) there’s a great shot. My fav is β€œNile At The Source” by Joel Nsadha Isababi:

    .
    http://www.okayafrica.com/news/uganda-press-photo-award-2015/

  14. 50 Dudette
    November 12, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    • 51 GGail
      November 12, 2015 at 5:59 pm

      Not to mention – just plain ole cray cray (that’s the thought bubble over his head) πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

      And I’m getting pretty pissed with Trump always referring to building a wall – like Latino’s are the only people coming into America without proper papers.

    • November 12, 2015 at 7:06 pm

      You can’t talk sense to racists idiots and that is what those people who believe Trump B.S. are racists idiots.

    • November 12, 2015 at 8:07 pm

      I still want someone to explain to me how this gets done, precisely.

      How do you identify and locate undocumented workers?
      Do you search door to door?
      Do you get search warrants for every home in America without probably cause?
      Do you invade people’s homes and businesses and demand to see everyone’s birth certificate?
      Is it only brown people that must go?
      Really, how exactly does this get done that doesn’t amount to wholesale discrimination and a violation of civil rights?

      • 54 jacquelineoboomer
        November 12, 2015 at 8:15 pm

        It obviously reminds one of Hitler and Nazi Germany, and other similar events in history where people were supposed to turn in other people to the authorities, if they knew they were hiding.

        Very, very harmful to our country and the world to have a politician talk about this, as though it were normal and good practice. In addition to undocumented workers who’d be exposed, at their peril, how many of the rest of us would want to be around to see it. Not many.

        • November 12, 2015 at 8:17 pm

          OMG, yes. Trump is counting on Americans who are leaping at the thought of witnessing the round-up. It is a horrendous thought experiment never mind a reality. Just horrific.

          • 56 jacquelineoboomer
            November 12, 2015 at 8:48 pm

            Lots of “sane” Republicans interviewed on teevee are saying it’s a horrible idea. Trump needs to be shoved out before he comes up with worse than this. He can yell all he wants from the sidelines, but he’s inciting riots at this point.

      • 57 misspat
        November 13, 2015 at 3:26 am

        They will ask you to snitch on your neighbor. For me the first to go will be the ones that don’t rinse out their recyclables or push their garbage down the chute Next will be the family with the six kids that throw things at folks from their window. You all see ere I am going with this? It will be impossible so Trump just shut up. It was tried in Germany not too long ago and it will never happen again. Hopefully.

        • November 13, 2015 at 6:27 am

          also keep in mind this has been done here before with the Japanese Internment during WWII…keep in mind that German Americans did not face that kind of round up…so rounding up people has happened in our country before…to say nothing of the heritage of Slavery….

          but i agree with meta…

          i am tired of this kind of talk being normalized…are we as Americans that numb…

          the outcome of this kind of hate rhetoric…has been seen…white supremacist on college campuses promising to shoot every blk person they see…police shooting at will unarmed folks of color (recent SCOTUS ruling giving police even more immunity) .but we Americans continue to pretend that there is no connection…and now the GOP Presidential candidates have gone 3rd Reich on us…by calling for the round up of undocumented people…aka brown folks…they will not be rounding up any white folks…

          where is the press calling this what it is…where is the DNC calling this what it is….

        • November 13, 2015 at 9:19 am

          Yeah, you’ve got that right. Trump always goes for the worst of the worst.

  15. November 12, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    Good evening Nerdy, Chips & TOD! Thanks Nerdy for this touching post. πŸ™‚ Wishing this brave captain the best that life has to offer.

  16. November 12, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    Nothing on here about arrest of SS agent? Anyone know anything?

    • 63 globalcitizenlinda
      November 12, 2015 at 8:14 pm

      i read something;

      but I made a decision some months ago that I wouldn’t share any more stories about the USSS, unless it was something nice;

      reason: yes, the agency needs to clean up a lot of things; but it also seems that there are some people in the belt way who are more interested in its destruction than its thorough rehabilitation

      • November 12, 2015 at 8:21 pm

        Get you point, gcl. This doesn’t seem to be beltway press. He was caught ‘sexting’ with what he thought was a 14 year old. Was undercover cop in Delaware. Much was done while on duty at WH. ABC and CBS both led with story, followed with Ash Carter letting his top aide go. After both stories, I thought: how long before we hear both of these are PO’s fault.

  17. November 12, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    Beautiful service, humble soldier.

  18. 66 JER
    November 12, 2015 at 8:10 pm

  19. 67 JER
    November 12, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    • 68 jacquelineoboomer
      November 12, 2015 at 8:54 pm

      Yeah, establishment RWNJs have their come to Jesus moment, and they built it. If they are wondering how to defeat Trump and Carson, why not stand up and be counted? Why not bring forward everybody who has seen the light, and make a general announcement that the two “outsiders” don’t represent conservative or moderate Republicans. If they had a spine, they’d fight back.

      Of course, if Trump or Carson win the nomination, the RNC and voters will stand behind them, just to keep a Democrat out of the White House. They’ll be signing up to be part of the “deportation force.” Who to blame for that, RWNJs? Look in the mirror … if you can stand your own images at this point.

  20. 69 JER
    November 12, 2015 at 8:18 pm

  21. November 12, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    Happy Diwali and Sal Mubarak TOD family!

  22. 79 jacquelineoboomer
    November 12, 2015 at 10:37 pm

  23. 80 jacquelineoboomer
    November 12, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    This is the heartwarming story that Lawrence O’Donnell just covered:

  24. 81 yardarm756
    November 12, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    My parting shot……..ciao!

  25. November 12, 2015 at 10:54 pm

    So the GOP clowns who is running for president are speaking out against the black students at Missouri, why don’t that surprise me? These racists clowns would speak out in favor of Dylaan Roof before they speak in favor of the nine people Roof murder. These clowns knows who there base is, a bunch of racists and they can’t risk making them angry.

  26. November 12, 2015 at 11:06 pm

  27. 86 jacquelineoboomer
    November 12, 2015 at 11:52 pm

  28. November 13, 2015 at 1:00 am

    #Hope4ALL

    Good night & Happy Friday, TOD πŸ™‚

  29. 89 globalcitizenlinda
    November 13, 2015 at 7:04 am

    good morning everyone! have a great day & weekend

  30. 90 desertflower
    November 13, 2015 at 7:30 am

    Morning everyone:) It’s FRIDAY!!! A graphic to share..

    http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/11/12/us/gun-traffickers-smuggling-state-gun-laws.html?smid=tw-share&_r=1

    Goes with this Tweet..

  31. 92 desertflower
    November 13, 2015 at 7:46 am

    UPDATE: U.S. officials reportedly told ABC News that Mohammed Emwazi, the Islamic State militant known as “Jihadi John,” was believed to be killed as he left a building in Raqqa, Syria. One official called it a “flawless” and β€œclean hit” with no collateral damage.

    Night, little john. Good riddance

  32. November 13, 2015 at 7:57 am

    Good morning TOD

    Long day ahead …

    Just wanted to leave you with this delightful reality πŸ˜‰

    #Hope4ALL

    Yes We Can

  33. November 13, 2015 at 7:58 am

    G’morning Chips & TOD! I see that Jihadi John is trending on Twitter. I also see that Trump is trending a bit lower. Last night, while Trump was spewing garbage, making even his radical base in Iowa UNcomfortable with his his extremist rantings, our illustrious, steadfast President was busy eviscerating one of ISIS’ head honchos.

    Any questions?


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