One day you’re working in the oil fields of North Dakota. The next day the president of the United States is putting a medal around your neck, telling you you’re one of the very few recipients of the nation’s highest honor.
For Clint Romesha, the opportunity to become a hero came because someone else made a terrible decision to put an outpost in Afghanistan where it didn’t belong.
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.