Army Captain Florent “Flo” Groberg will be awarded the Medal of Honor Nov. 12 for tackling a suicide bomber in the Kunar province of Afghanistan.
Groberg was leading a security detail on Aug. 8, 2012, when he saw the potential suicide bomber leading Groberg to make the tackle, according to Business Insider.
Groberg, who served in the 4th Infantry Division, took the bomber to the ground, which minimized the damage from the explosive device. While four people still died, Groberg’s actions substantially limited the casualty count.
When the first suicide bomber was taken out, a second suicide bomber prematurely detonated his explosive device, thus also limiting the effectiveness. Groberg, who was informed Sept. 21 that he would be receiving the honor, survived the event after sustaining substantial wounds.
He told the world his story in the following video.