Tuesday, February 12, 2013

It Took A Medal Of Honor Recipient to Get the President to Acknowledge "the oil fields of North Dakota"

The Minot Daily News is reporting:
"These days Clint works in the oil fields in North Dakota," Obama said. Romesha works for KS Industries, an oil-field construction company based in Tioga.
A former U.S. Army staff sergeant now living in Minot was presented the nation's highest military honor by President Obama Monday in a White House ceremony.
The president placed the Medal of Honor attached to a blue ribbon around Clint Romesha's neck. Romesha's wife, Tammy, and their children, Dessi, Gwen and Colin, watched nearby.
Dickinson Press article here:
When James Anderson began a new post as a safety manager for KS Industries in Tioga about six months ago, he had no idea that one of the employees working under him was a war hero.
Anderson — like many other employees with KSI — didn’t know of former Army Staff Sgt. Clint Romesha’s death-defying actions while serving in Afghanistan.
“It’s just an honor for me to be associated with him,” Anderson said. “I came here six months ago and I had no idea of Clint’s background. He’s a very humble guy. I didn’t know anything until after he was contacted by the government and he asked for time off.”
Romesha was certainly going to need some time off. On Feb. 11, Romesha — a Minot resident and KSI employee — received the prestigious Medal of Honor from President Obama during a ceremony at the White House. Referring to his actions after a siege on U.S. troops during the fall of 2009 at Combat Outpost Keating near the Pakistan border, Obama said last week that Romesha acted with “conspicuous gallantry” during the attack.

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