New PDF release: 8 Seconds of Courage: A Soldier's Story from Immigrant to

By Flo Groberg,Tom Sileo

a narrative of valor and the making of a hero—Florent Groberg, who grew up in France, emigrated to the U.S., and used to be the 1st immigrant in 40 years to obtain the Congressional Medal of Honor after he kept many lives by means of tackling a suicide bomber in Afghanistan.

Florent “Flo” Groberg used to be born in 1983, within the suburbs of Paris. while he was once in center college, his relations moved to the united states, and Flo turned a naturalized citizen in 2001. After attending the college 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 was once guarding a high-level US-Afghan delegation and spotted an individual suspicious: a neighborhood guy stumbling towards his patrol. Flo reacted fast and ran to take on the man—who used to be donning a suicide vest—before he may well achieve 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 used to be 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 adolescence in France to his selection to enlist and the grueling education he underwent at US military Ranger college. via trial and blunder, he discovered to be a box commander and at the entrance strains in Afghanistan shaped shut and lasting bonds together with his fellow infantrymen. It used to be this robust feel of accountability that pressured him to take his courageous motion to avoid wasting lives, even on the threat of his own.

Seldom after we pay attention in regards to the heroism of Medal of Honor recipients will we examine what motivates their activities. Flo Groberg presents 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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