WASHINGTON — Among the many speakers expected to take the stage Thursday, the final night of the Democratic National Convention, is a Bethesda man who received the Medal of Honor.
President Barack Obama honored Captain Florent “Flo” Groberg for his valor in Afghanistan last November.
Groberg grew up in Bethesda, graduating from Walter Johnson High School, and ran track for the University of Maryland before enlisting in the Army and serving two tours in Afghanistan.
He nearly lost his leg in a 2012 explosion when he threw himself on a suicide bomber to protect his comrades.
Groberg is scheduled to speak after General John Allen sometime after 9 p.m., depending on how well speakers stick to the schedule.
Groberg shared his story of how running helped shape him into a soldier and how he felt about receiving the nation’s highest honor with WTOP.