When Florent Groberg spotted the suicide bomber coming toward the senior leaders he was protecting in Afghanistan, he says, he didn't think. He just reacted.
"Once you realize what the threat is, it's a simple thing," the former Army captain said Wednesday. "Get him away because our job is to protect."
He shoved the man to the ground. The bomb vest around his waist exploded. Groberg blacked out.
The attack in August 2012 unfolded in eight seconds. Four men were killed. But Sgt. 1st Class Brian Brink, one of the soldiers with Groberg that day, credited his charge with saving many others.
For his actions, Groberg is to be awarded the Medal of...