(Newsroom America) -- President Barack Obama has announced will award Clinton Romesha, a former active duty Army Staff Sergeant from North Dakota, the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry in Afghanistan.
Staff Sergeant Romesha will receive the Medal of Honor for his courageous actions while serving as a Section Leader with Bravo Troop, 3d Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division during combat operations against an armed enemy at Combat Outpost Keating in Afghanistan on October 3, 2009.
He will be the fourth living recipient to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan.
Staff Sergeant Romesha and his family will join the President at the White House on February 11 to commemorate his example of selfless service.
Romesha left the Army in April 2011 after nearly 12 years of service and now lives in Minot, North Dakota with his wife Tamara (Tami) and three children Dessi, Gwen, and Colin.