'We Were Just Soldiers Doing Our Job': Medal of Honor Recipient Speaks to Greta
Former Army Captain Florent Groberg was awarded the Medal of Honor at the White House today for tackling a suicide bomber in Afghanistan in 2012.
During his second deployment to Afghanistan's Kunar Province, Groberg was helping lead an escort for a meeting with a provincial governor when his unit encountered the bomber.
Groberg, with assistance from another soldier in the security detail, tackled the bomber to the ground, and his vest detonated.
Groberg told Greta Van Susteren he wishes he could turn the medal in to save the four people who were killed in the attack.
"We were just soldiers doing our job and we reacted to a threat," Groberg said. "Some of us made it and some of us didn't make it. And now we have to live our lives to the best of our ability, because I know I have to live for four individuals."
Groberg is only the tenth living service member to receive the Medal of Honor for actions in Afghanistan or Iraq.
Watch the powerful interview above.
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