UMUC student and Medal of Honor recipient Florent Groberg was a speaker at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last week.
Groberg said: “I am here tonight not as a Democrat or a Republican. I’m here as a proud immigrant to this country, a proud veteran of the United States Army and proud recipient of our country’s highest military honor.”
In his speech, he also recounted the incident in which he tackled a suicide bomber and was severely injured while on a tour of duty in Afghanistan. His heroism was recognized with the Medal of Honor, bestowed on him by President Barack Obama at the White House in December 2015. Groberg was the subject of a cover story in the latest issue of Achiever magazine.
Groberg spoke on Thursday, July 28, the same day that Hillary Clinton made history by becoming the first woman to be a major-party nominee for president of the United States.
Watch Groberg’s speech HERE.