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Associated Press, Published February 10 2013

Minot man set to receive Medal of Honor today

MINOT, N.D. – A North Dakota man is set to receive the nation’s highest military decoration for valor from President Barack Obama for his actions during a 13-hour firefight in Afghanistan.

The Medal of Honor ceremony for Clint Romesha is scheduled today at the White House. Romesha, who retired from the Army in 2011, now works in the Oil Patch of North Dakota.

Romesha reportedly organized 50 soldiers at a remote outpost in northwest Afghanistan during an October 2009 battle in which the Americans held off more than 300 Taliban fighters.

The 31-year-old Romesha has declined to go into detail about the firefight, but said in a Jan. 16 interview, “We weren’t going to be beat that day.”

Romesha lives in Minot with his wife, Tammy, and three children.