"That was my third deployment. I had been in the military almost 10 years at that point so I had been exposed to combat situations, nothing to that extreme but still having that experience to rely back on. Really it was the motivation of, I really didn't care what happened to me that day. It was one of those times, that is very rare that you see it, but I knew if the roles were reversed, if I was up at that Humvee where the rest of those men were cut off and isolated, they were going to do everything in their power to get me so that's the least we could do for them. I wasn't scared to get shot or possibly die, I was scared about what was going to happen to them and that's the motivation. It's out of that love of doing that instead of the anger and fear of not doing it."
--- Medal of Honor recipient Clinton Romesha talking about being more worried his fellow soldiers would be killed than himself.
Medal of Honor recipient, retired Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha joined Kilmeade & Friends to discuss his new book, book 'Red Platoon: A True Story of American Valor'. The book gives Romesha's first-hand account of the battle that took place on October, 3 2009, when more than 300 Taliban fighters raided Command Outpost Keating and Romesha planned and led a small band of soldiers in a counterattack, saving dozens of American lives, which ultimately led to him receiving the highest military award the country can bestow for such actions, the Medal of Honor.
Sgt. Romesha on what gives him hope in Iraq & Afghanistan
(SGT ROMESHA) What gives me hope is, an example, Sgt. Kirk, one of the fiercest men I have ever seen in combat, just a true solder to no end but that man would carry candy around everywhere he went to give to the kids and what really gave hope in Iraq and Afghanistan was the interaction with the kids. Hoping with the example of great men like Sgt. Kirk and the great men I served with, they would see (the people of Iraq & Afghanistan) truly where our heart was. It wasn't in them to try and eliminate or cause massive collateral damage and hopefully that seed of democracy could get planted into one of those kids that would grow up in that country and lead them into a more peaceful and prosperous life and thinking.