“You Can Always Try”

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Tonight at 9:00pm central time CNN will air an interview filmed in Minot, ND, between Jake Tapper and soon-to-be Medal of Honor winner U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha. Romesha led a battle at Combat Outpost Keating in October 2009.

He’s currently in North Dakota working in the oil patch.

Here’s an excerpt from the interview which has an emotional Romesha describing what it was like to be out of ammunition and facing 400 Taliban fighters who owned the high ground. Asked what you can do in a situation like that, Romesha responds, “you can always try.”

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • NDConservative2011

    Staff Sergeant Romesha is one of America’s finest. I for one am very proud that Staff Sergeant Romesha and hundreds of thousands of those in the military have America’s back. Next time you see a soldier, take the time to thank them for their service for when they go into battle, they give their all. North Dakota is so fortunate to consider him as one of our own.

    • Tim Heise

      Agreed

  • A Vet

    I know you meant no disrespect, but one does not “win” a medal of valor. War is not a game. You are “awarded”, you “earn”, you are “presented with” a medal of valor, but you do not “win” one.

    I corrected the Grand Forks Herald when they did this.

  • borborygmi

    Honors to a real hero..Thanks

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