Local Medal of Honor recipient speaks at fundraiser
SSG Clinton Romesha says mission is to help vets
Last Updated: 103 days ago
A local veteran who recently received the Medal of Honor is paying it forward.
Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha was the guest speaker Tuesday night at the "A Night of Honor" event at the Doubletree Hotel.
The event was a fundraiser for the California Veterans Assistance Foundation which provides housing and support to homeless and low income veterans in Kern County.
SSG Romesha says his mission in Bakersfield is to raise money for a "great organization in the CVAS that really goes the extra mile to help homeless vets...get back on their feet."
The Army veteran received the military's highest battlefield honor for his actions during a deadly attack on his unit at a remote Afghan outpost in 2009.
More than half of the soldiers at the base were killed or wounded.
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