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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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