Tom Roeder

Military Editor

Tom Roeder is the Gazette's senior military editor. In Colorado Springs since 2003, Tom covers seven military installations in Colorado, including five in the Pikes Peak region. His main job, though, is being dad to two great kids.

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Air Force Academy monument a teaching tool and a tribute


Heroism of the past will help train future cadets at a new Air Force Academy monument, leaders say.

The Plaza of Heroes unveiled this month displays the deeds of academy graduates. That includes a statue...

Medal of Honor recipient from family of heroes, defense secretary says


WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter peered down from the Pentagon stage looking for heroes Friday morning.

Former Fort Carson Capt. Florent "Flo" Groberg was there, wearing the Medal of Honor he was...

Medal of Honor recipient deflects attention after White House ceremony


WASHINGTON - The Medal of Honor had hung around Fort Carson Capt. Florent "Flo" Groberg's neck for just a few minutes before he went before the assembled media of the planet and disclaimed ownership of it.


Medal of honor comes with weighty expectations for recipients, expert says


Note: You can watch former Fort Carson Capt. Florent "Flo" Groberg join the exclusive group of living Medal of Honor recipients during a ceremony at the White House during a live broadcast here at 9 a.m. Thursday....

8-second run was Fort Carson Medal of Honor recipient's last sprint

By: tom roeder

Capt. Florent "Flo" Groberg's last sprint may have been his fastest, ever.

They weren't the long gliding steps he took on long races. More like the frenetic relay scamper as the baton is passed. Fractions of...

Colorado Springs man puts his money on the line to help homeless veterans


Chief Master Sgt. William Galvan has raised $2,000 for his plan to get homeless veterans off the street.

It's a good start, the Air Force retiree who served in Vietnam says, but it's well shy of his goal of...

Fort Carson Capt. Groberg's life-saving heroism earned him the Medal of Honor

By: tom roeder - the gazette

Fort Carson Capt. Florent "Flo" Groberg will be honored with the Medal of Honor on Thursday for heroism in Afghanistan. Here are the basics of what led to the award.

The unit

Capt. Florent "Flo"...

Colorado Springs beer festival a party for brewers, drinkers


Organizers say the Pikes Peak region's premiere beer festival is like a block party compared to the Great American Beer Festival held in Denver.

That could be true, if everyone on your block brewed...