By Flo Groberg,Tom Sileo
Florent “Flo” Groberg was once born in 1983, within the suburbs of Paris. whilst he was once in center university, his relations moved to the USA, and Flo turned a naturalized citizen in 2001. After attending the collage of Maryland, he joined the military in 2008 and deployed to Afghanistan in 2009. He deployed a moment time in 2012. In August of that 12 months, Flo used to be guarding a high-level US-Afghan delegation and spotted an individual suspicious: an area guy stumbling towards his patrol. Flo reacted fast and ran to take on the man—who was once donning a suicide vest—before he might succeed in the patrol. 4 humans died within the next explosion, yet many others have been spared. Flo himself used to be badly wounded and spent the subsequent 3 years present process surgical procedures at Walter Reed clinical middle. On November 12, 2015, Captain Groberg was once given the nation’s maximum army award, the Congressional Medal of Honor—the first immigrant to be so famous because the Vietnam War.
8 Seconds of braveness tells Flo’s tale from his formative years in France to his choice to enlist and the grueling education he underwent at US military Ranger institution. via trial and mistake, he realized to be a box commander and at the entrance strains in Afghanistan shaped shut and lasting bonds together with his fellow squaddies. It used to be this robust feel of accountability that forced him to take his courageous motion to avoid wasting lives, even on the threat of his own.
Seldom after we listen in regards to the heroism of Medal of Honor recipients can we research what motivates their activities. Flo Groberg offers that crucial perception into his selfless act of valor whereas honoring his 4 fallen brothers in arms. eight Seconds of braveness is a narrative of heroism, sacrifice, and camaraderie in wartime.
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8 Seconds of Courage: A Soldier's Story from Immigrant to the Medal of Honor by Flo Groberg,Tom Sileo