On Sunday, Feb.10, anchor and chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper will chronicle a compelling story of former U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha, who led the courageous battle when Combat Outpost Keating was attacked by the Taliban on Oct. 3, 2009. A special, encore presentation of An American Hero: The Uncommon Valor of Clint Romesha will air on Sunday evening at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET. President Obama will award Staff Sgt. Romesha the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions of that deadly day on Monday, Feb. 11.
Less than two weeks ago, Tapper traveled to Minot, N.D., to again sit down with Romesha to talk about his uncommon valor and remarkable service to his country. The special also will feature interviews with Sergeant Thomas Rasmussen and former Private First Class Chris Jones who fought alongside Romesha.
Jake Tapper: “I first met then-Staff Sgt. Clint Romesha in Colorado in 2010. We had dinner with three of his fellow soldiers—then-Sergeant First Class Jonathan Hill, Sergeant Tom Rasmussen and Sergeant Eric Harder. Over beer and Mexican food, they talked about their time in the Army and their experiences at Combat Outpost Keating in Afghanistan. I was working on a book about the remote outpost in which they'd served; the four troops candidly and generously shared their thoughts with me.” Read more from Tapper on CNN.com with a preview of his special: http://on.cnn.com/YddFzE.
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