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national lead

April 1st, 2013
04:11 PM ET

Medal of Honor recipient Clint Romesha throws first pitch

A true American hero helped start the baseball season in the nation's capital this afternoon. Former Staff Sgt. Clint Romesha threw out the first pitch at Nats park. Romesha became just the fourth living Medal of Honor recipient from Iraq or Afghanistan for his actions during one of the worst ground attacks of the Afghanistan war, the Taliban attack on Combat Outpost Keating in October 2009.

Romesha retired from the Army in April 2011 and now lives in North Dakota with his wife and three kids.

For more on Romesha and the attack, watch our hour-long special: American Hero: The Uncommon Valor of Clint Romesha, posted below.

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Jake Tapper Reports: An American Hero 1

Part 1 of the special "Jake Tapper Reports: An American Hero. The Uncommon Valor of Clint Romesha"

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Jake Tapper Reports: An American Hero 2

Part 2 of the special "Jake Tapper: An American Hero. The Uncommon Valor of Clint Romesha"

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Jake Tapper Reports: An American Hero 3

Part 3 of the special "Jake Tapper Reports: An American Hero. The Uncommon Valor of Clint Romesha"

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Jake Tapper Reports: An American Hero 4

Part 4 of the special "Jake Tapper Reports: An American Hero. The Uncommon Valor of Clint Romesha"

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Jake Tapper Reports: An American Hero 5

Part 5 of the special "Jake Tapper Reports: An American Hero. The Uncommon Valor of Clint Romesha"

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Jake Tapper Reports: An American Hero 6

Part 6 of the special "Jake Tapper Reports: An American Hero. The Uncommon Valor of Clint Romesha"

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sports lead

April 1st, 2013
09:45 AM ET

#You're It: Buy a pro-sports team

On our last show, Derek Jeter told CNN he wants to own a team, and would "in some ways" run it like George Steinbrenner. We asked you to tell us which team would you want to buy and why. Thanks to all tweeps who played, and a special shout out to those who made air: @DraftRyan2016 tweeted: '96 Yanks, & I wouldn't change a damned thing, and @effie214 sent us this: 2004 Red Sox. Played hard and dirty; no one saw 'em coming. Best bunch of idiots ever.


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