Character Education - Interview with Medal of Honor Recipient Florent “Flo” Groberg (Afghanistan)
This edWeb podcast is hosted by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society.
The webinar recording can be accessed here.
Listen to this edWebinar podcast interview with Medal of Honor Recipient Florent “Flo” Groberg. Captain Groberg was awarded the Medal of Honor for risking his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving in Afghanistan.
Interviews with Medal of Honor Recipients are part of the Medal of Honor Character Development Program, a free program that helps students build character and promotes responsible citizenship. The Medal of Honor is awarded for “gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of one’s life, above and beyond the call of duty.” Those awarded it drew upon their deepest convictions and values in the most challenging of circumstances. Their examples of courage and sacrifice can inspire us as we face our own challenges.
Captain Groberg was awarded the Medal of Honor for risking his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving in Afghanistan. On August 8, 2012, the personal security detail Captain Groberg was leading came under attack by two suicide bombers. Captain Groberg tackled one of the bombers, saving numerous lives. As a result of his actions, he sustained the loss of almost 50% of his left calf muscle along with significant nerve damage, a blown eardrum, and a mild traumatic brain injury. Captain Groberg’s extraordinary heroism and selflessness are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service.
Here are ways you can share this inspiring story and interview with your students:
- Share Captain Groberg’s story with your class.
- Watch the recording above to share and discuss with your class.
- Take advantage of the free lessons provided by the Medal of Honor Character Development Program. For shortened activities specifically for you to use while learning has shifted to an online format, follow the Character Development Program on Facebook.
- Please note that students are not permitted to log into the recording to protect student privacy.
This recorded edWebinar is of interest to all teachers, school and district leaders.Congressional Medal of Honor Society
Medal of Honor Character Development Program, a free resource developed by educators for educators.