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Medal of Honor Recipient Tackled Suicide Bomber, Saved Lives

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Courtesy: www.history.army.mil Courtesy: www.history.army.mil

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - A former track star at the University of Maryland is receiving the nation's highest military honor.
    
Florent Groberg was an Army captain in 2012 when he tackled a suicide bomber. Four people died in the attack; even more would have been killed if Groberg hadn't stepped forward.
    
The attack left Groberg's leg badly damaged, and he spent three years and more than 30 surgeries at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in recovery. Groberg says he sometimes struggled with why he survived when his colleagues were killed. Groberg said he's accepting the award to honor his fallen comrades.
    
President Barack Obama will present the medal Thursday in a White House ceremony.

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