Bennet Praises Service of Medal of Honor Recipient Captain Florent A. Groberg

Fort Carson Soldier to be Honored for Protecting American, Afghan Leaders from Suicide Bomber

Washington, DC - Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today praised the bravery and service of U.S. Army Captain Florent A. Groberg who is being awarded the Medal of Honor at a White House ceremony today. Capt. Groberg was a Fort Carson soldier, assigned to the 4th Infantry Division as a platoon leader.

"Captain Groberg is a deserving recipient of our nation's highest honor," Bennet said. "The bravery and heroism he displayed in Afghanistan, risking his life to protect and save more than two dozen Americans and Afghans, is representative of his selfless character. Our country will forever owe Captain Groberg our thanks. His service is a testament of the honor and sacrifice that has been the hallmark of the Medal of Honor since its creation."

Capt. Groberg is credited with tackling a suicide bomber in Assassabad, Afghanistan, where he was tasked with protecting a group of American and Afghan officials. As a result of his selfless actions, Capt. Groberg suffered the loss of close to half of his left calf muscle, a blown eardrum, and traumatic brain injury. CLICK HERE to read more about Capt. Groberg's story.

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