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Nation

Afghan veteran gets Medal of Honor

WASHINGTON — A veteran who helped ‘‘defend the indefensible’’ at a vulnerable Army outpost in Afghanistan received the nation’s highest award for military valor Monday at a tearful White House ceremony that also honored the eight men who did not survive a Taliban attack.

President Obama lauded former Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha’s bravery in fighting back an intense daylong barrage by enemy fighters.

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