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Topic - Clinton Romesha
Just a day after receiving the Medal of Honor by the president of the United States, former Army staff sergeant Clinton Romesha has declined an invite by the first lady to be her guest at the State of the Union address Tuesday night.
President Obama presented the Medal of Honor to an Army veteran Monday in a White House ceremony attended by the military's top leaders.
He said that after some soul searching he decided he'd rather spend the evening with friends from his former unit, his wife Tammy — with whom he celebrates a wedding anniversary Tuesday — and their families, CNN reports.
"As much as a great honor it would be to be a guest of the first lady, it's also kind of hard to break away from the friends and the family and all the great guys here," he told CNN.