CSM Kevin Griffin remembered at White House Medal of Honor Ceremony today

The man who courageously pushed away and knocked a suicide bomber to the ground sparing the lives of most of the patrol he was assigned to was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor this morning at a White House ceremony. The attack resulted in the death of Command Major Sergeant Kevin Griffin of Riverton, and three others. Receiving the nation's highest military honor from President Barack Obama was Captain Florent A. Groberg, U.S. Army (Ret.). Now a civilian who works in the Pentagon, Groberg was severely injured and spent three years at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington healing and in physical therapy. Members of Griffin's and the other victim's families were on hand at the White House to witness the presentation, along with Gorberg's colleagues that day who were also injured and those who came to his aid while also wounded. "Gorberg was serving as a Personal Security Detachment Commander for Task Force Mountain Warrior, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division during combat operations in Asadabad, Kunar Province, Afghanistan on August 8, 2012," according to the White House. A memorial to CSM Griffin is located in Riverton's Veterans Park, along the Rails to Trails pathway just west of Riverton City Hall. *Feature and other ceremony Photos: White House Video / Pitchengine Communities* *Photo of local monument: Pitchengine Communities* *#county10* -- *Ernie Over* Community Maven for | Twitter @@ | 307-851-0794 PitchEngine™ | *Connecting Communities* | Twitter | Facebook