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From suicide blast in Afghanistan to helping run Boeing Commercial Airplanes |Bristol Herald Courier
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From suicide blast in Afghanistan to helping run Boeing Commercial Airplanes |Bristol Herald Courier

On Aug. 8, 2012, U.S. Army Ranger Florent Groberg, a newly promoted captain on his second tour in Afghanistan, led the security detail protecting top U.S. military commanders who flew via helicopter to the city of Asadabad to meet with provincial leaders.

As described in his book, “Eight Seconds of Courage,” his men formed a protective diamond-shaped formation around the top brass — with Groberg at the tip — for the short, tense walk from the helicopter to the local Afghan governor’s compound.

Many, veterans themselves, clasped his hand and called him brother, including a Marine who fought in the bloody battle for Fallujah, Iraq, and an Army soldier who had served with Sgt. Maj. Kevin Griffin, one of the four men who died in the suicide bombing that injured Groberg.

Source: From suicide blast in Afghanistan to helping run Boeing Commercial Airplanes |Bristol Herald Courier