Tom Wilson salutes Medal of Honor recipient Florent Groberg on anniversary of soldier’s ‘8 Seconds of Courage’
On Thursday, Tom Wilson posted a photo alongside Florent Groberg, a retired Army Captain and a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor.
A French immigrant to the US, Groberg lived in Potomac, Md. and attended the University of Maryland before enlisting in the US Army in 2008.
In August 2012, during his second deployment to Afghanistan, Groberg reacted quickly to tackle a man wearing a suicide vest while Groberg was guarding a high-level US-Afgan delegation. Four people died in the explosion. Groberg was grievously injured, but he saved countless others due to his bravery. Groberg later wrote a book about his experience, “8 Seconds of Courage”.
Wilson wrote a message of support for his friend on the anniversary of the heroic act of valor.