It took a Medal of Honor to get Obama to acknowledge North Dakota’s oil boom

“These days Clint works in the oil fields in North Dakota,” Obama said. Romesha works for KS Industries, an oil-field construction company based in Tioga.

A former U.S. Army staff sergeant now living in Minot was presented the nation’s highest military honor by President Obama Monday in a White House ceremony.

The president placed the Medal of Honor attached to a blue ribbon around Clint Romesha’s neck. Romesha’s wife, Tammy, and their children, Dessi, Gwen and Colin, watched nearby.

Minot Daily News