Two new Medals of Honor now sit on display at Fort Carson.
The first one belongs to retired Capt. Florent Groberg, who received the military’s highest award for his courageous actions while leading a personal security detachment in Afghanistan in 2012. He noticed a suspicious man with a bomb under his clothes. He threw him to the ground, the bomb went off, and Groberg sustained serious injuries.
“Here I am being celebrated for the worst day of my life, where four of my brothers didn’t come home,” he said. “And to me, I wish I could have done a better job. That’s just the thinking process that you have. No matter what anyone says, that’s the reality.”
The Medal of Honor awarded to Clint Romesha in 2012 was also returned to the 4th Infantry Division Thursday.
“Every week when we have new soldiers, new troopers, we bring them in here to this headquarters,” Maj. Gen. Randy George said. “We show them this wall, and we walk them by these Medal of Honors, and they get to see the people that have gone before them, which I think is very important and it reminds us all of the legacy that we have to live up to.”