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MEDAL OF HONOR: CAPT. FLORENT "FLO" GROBERGA hero in 8 seconds

Fort Carson soldier's sprint in Assadabad drove him into history as an American hero

On Aug. 8, 2012, Army Capt. Florent “Flo” Groberg ran toward a suicide bomber who headed for a formation of American and Afghan leaders he was protecting as they walked through Assadabad, Afghanistan. President Barack Obama will award Groberg the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony Thursday. The Army says the retired officer saved lives and showed unrivaled courage. His tackle of a suicide bomber, though, left Groberg with a shredded left calf muscle and damaged nerves.