When the 4th Infantry Division's Monument and Memory Walk was unveiled at the National Infantry Museum, Medal of Honor recipient Clint Romesha was front and center to honor his fallen comrades.
Romesha was an Army Staff Sergeant serving with an element of the 4th Infantry at Outpost Keating in Afghanistan when the Taliban launched one of the deadliest attacks against American troops.
Sgt. Romesha was one of only 50 soldiers holding off 300 Taliban fighters..uncovered. Eight of his comrades were killed in action during the ambush..
At the monument, the humble hero reflected on the sacrifices of others.
"My father was actually in the 4th Infantry in Vietnam. I didn't find that out for a few years until I got a little older and joined the Army. I didn't find out until recently that we had that connection. But to be here and be around all these great heroes from WWII, Korea, Cold War and Vietnam...I mean these guys are truly some of the greatest guys you can be around, and it's just great to be in their presence," Romesha says.
The monument is dedicated in memory of those soldiers from the 4th Infantry who made the ultimate sacrifice.
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