Medal of Honor recipient on deadly battle

President Obama today awarded former active duty Army Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha with the Medal of Honor for his valor in leading a daylong battle in 2009 when the Taliban attacked Combat Outpost Keating in Afghanistan.

Romesha, now the fourth living recipient to be recognized with the honor for service in Iraq or Afghanistan, sat down with CBS News national security correspondent David Martin to detail his courageous actions leading 52 Americans against 400 enemy soldiers.

"At one point I witnessed three enemy fighters walk straight through our front gate like they owned the place," Romesha recalled. "And to see that, you know, it's just unreal for a second. But, you know, that's ours. We're not going to let them do that. We're going to fight and we're going to win."

See more from the interview on the "CBS Evening News" tonight at 6:30 p.m. ET.

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