By Flo Groberg,Tom Sileo
Florent “Flo” Groberg used to be born in 1983, within the suburbs of Paris. while he used to be in heart institution, his family members moved to the united states, and Flo grew to become 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 yr, 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 may perhaps achieve the patrol. 4 humans died within the next explosion, yet many others have been spared. Flo himself was once badly wounded and spent the following 3 years present process surgical procedures at Walter Reed scientific middle. On November 12, 2015, Captain Groberg was once given the nation’s optimum 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 determination to enlist and the grueling education he underwent at US military Ranger university. via trial and blunder, he discovered to be a box commander and at the entrance traces in Afghanistan shaped shut and lasting bonds along with his fellow squaddies. It used to be this strong feel of accountability that forced him to take his courageous motion to save lots of lives, even on the hazard of his own.
Seldom once we pay attention in regards to the heroism of Medal of Honor recipients will 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