Soldier Clinton gets Medal of Honor for Afghan fight

US President Barack Obama has presented the Medal of Honor to a former soldier for his heroism during a huge firefight in Afghanistan.

Former Staff Sgt Clinton Romesha, 31, led a battle against hundreds of Taliban fighters four years ago.

About 50 US soldiers were at Combat Outpost Keating near Pakistan when it was almost overrun by insurgents.

He is the fourth living veteran of Afghanistan or Iraq to receive America's highest military award.

The father-of-three lives with his family in Minot, North Dakota, and works in oil-field safety.

According to the Army's official narrative, at about 06:00 on 3 October 2009, some 400 Taliban fighters targeted Combat Outpost Keating in Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, while many key US officers were off base.

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