Video: Medal of Honor recipient’s son steals the show

posted at 6:41 pm on February 13, 2013 by Mary Katharine Ham

After a day of dissecting a series of dreary moments from a spectacle that matters very little, have your palate cleansed by this delightful moment from a ceremony that means so much. This video is from Tuesday, but I felt like we needed a pick-me-up around here.

Before the Medal of Honor ceremony for Army Staff Sgt. Clint Romesha, it was little Colin Romesha who took center stage. The formally dressed toddler took his chance to play a little hide-and-seek behind the presidential podium and even climb into the chair meant for his dad. Whenever my manners were in question as a kid, my father would ask me, “Would you act that way at the White House?” Turns out running a little wild just means you’ll go viral.

Colin also made it into the president’s remarks:

“Colin is not as shy as Clint,” President Obama noted in his remarks. “He was in the Oval Office, and he was racing around pretty good and sampled a number of the apples before he found the one that was just right.”

Allahpundit wrote up Romesha’s citation, and I recommend again that you go check out the Army’s battlescape explanation of the battle in question. I was able to see Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry receive the Medal of Honor in 2011, only the second living veteran to receive the honor since Vietnam, and it is a memory I’ll always cherish. The combination of heroism and humility these guys possess is amazing, and I’m so glad all those who deserve our utmost gratitude and respect are now being recognized while they’re still alive to receive them.

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He’s more qualified to stand behind that podium than the currant occupant…

catmman on February 13, 2013 at 6:43 PM

catmman on February 13, 2013 at 6:43 PM

Oh, I don’t know – seems the perfect place for children.

OldEnglish on February 13, 2013 at 6:49 PM

catmman beat me to it.

michaelo on February 13, 2013 at 6:49 PM

OT
http://legalinsurrection.com/2013/02/american-hero-chris-kyle-laid-to-rest/
video of the Kyle procession in rain. showing people pulling over.
sad.

dmacleo on February 13, 2013 at 6:56 PM

catmman on February 13, 2013 at 6:43 PM

Could not agree more.

The young man also has a guaranteed appointment at any one of the service academies when he gets out of high school.

We’ve not seen the last of the little tike.

coldwarrior on February 13, 2013 at 7:02 PM

Did Obama say “sharpnel”?

Wigglesworth on February 13, 2013 at 7:04 PM

Did Obama say “sharpnel”?

Wigglesworth on February 13, 2013 at 7:04 PM

Yep.

Since it is the name of a British military officer (artillery) and inventor of the “Schrapnel” round, Obama could not care less. The British jailed Obama’s grandfather or something. That is all that matters.

coldwarrior on February 13, 2013 at 7:08 PM

Did Obama say “sharpnel”?

Wigglesworth on February 13, 2013 at 7:04 PM

He just reads it. He has no idea what he’s saying.

Like “Corpsmen” from a couple of years ago.

portlandon on February 13, 2013 at 7:11 PM

portlandon on February 13, 2013 at 7:11 PM

Maybe they should get someone familiar with “Hooked on Phonics” to write it out for him.

Cindy Munford on February 13, 2013 at 7:13 PM

Spittin’ image of his dad. And that’s a good thing.

Splashman on February 13, 2013 at 7:14 PM

Little guys are so darned cute. That’s why I use to watch that show with the eight kids. Grown ups ruin everything. /

Cindy Munford on February 13, 2013 at 7:14 PM

Cindy Munford on February 13, 2013 at 7:14 PM

Then there is Honey Boo Boo…

coldwarrior on February 13, 2013 at 7:16 PM

Maybe they should get someone familiar with “Hooked on Phonics” to write it out for him.

Cindy Munford on February 13, 2013 at 7:13 PM

My younger daughter (10) is qualified, but darn it all, she’s allergic to fascists.

Splashman on February 13, 2013 at 7:17 PM

Splashman on February 13, 2013 at 7:17 PM

Sure hope it is wildly contagious.

coldwarrior on February 13, 2013 at 7:20 PM

Did Obama say “sharpnel”?
 
Wigglesworth on February 13, 2013 at 7:04 PM

He just reads it. He has no idea what he’s saying.

Like “Corpsmen” from a couple of years ago.
 
portlandon on February 13, 2013 at 7:11 PM

 
Seriously, if any of you haven’t had a chance to see the Greatest Speaker of Our Lifetime stare at his lectern while he reads verbatim from his notebook, it’s worth a few minutes.
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXqK6uf1uwY
 
Especially sad/funny is that he can’t put appropriate breaks in between words and sentences without his teleprompter telling him where they should be.

rogerb on February 13, 2013 at 7:22 PM

Sure hope it is wildly contagious.

coldwarrior on February 13, 2013 at 7:20 PM

Unfortunately, that allergy is induced only by wisdom.

So we’re screwed.

Splashman on February 13, 2013 at 7:27 PM

The combination of heroism and humility these guys possess is amazing, and I’m so glad all those who deserve our utmost gratitude and respect are now being recognized while they’re still alive to receive them.

The Congressional Medal of Honor is a very special commendation. It has never been handed out in large numbers or with anything remotely approaching casual ease. Moreover, in it’s long history, more than half of all Medal of Honors have been awarded posthumously.

The Medal of Honor is not an award that anyone seeks out, no one ever goes looking for it. To my admittedly limited knowledge, not one single recipient has ever believed that it was his due or that he had earned it either.

It does not just go to a special breed of men and women for bravery above and beyond the call of duty. The act of receiving the Medal of Honor impacts those upon whose neck it come to rest as much, and for the rest of their lives as the selfless acts of courage that place it there in the first place.

To quote Vice-President Joe Biden, receiving the Medal of Honor, yea it’s the real deal genuine thing “Big F’ing Deal”…

SWalker on February 13, 2013 at 7:30 PM

OT
http://legalinsurrection.com/2013/02/american-hero-chris-kyle-laid-to-rest/
video of the Kyle procession in rain. showing people pulling over.
sad.

dmacleo on February 13, 2013 at 6:56 PM

As a tangent to that: Did Lincoln II even mention this hero during the last 2,142 campaign speeches in the last few weeks?

BlaxPac on February 13, 2013 at 7:35 PM

coldwarrior on February 13, 2013 at 7:16 PM

LOL! That’s a bridge too far. I didn’t let my kids watch the Simpsons until they were old enough to know that mimicking Bart could cause extensive dental work.

Cindy Munford on February 13, 2013 at 7:38 PM

dmacleo on February 13, 2013 at 6:56 PM

Thanks for the link.

Cindy Munford on February 13, 2013 at 7:42 PM

Ha, this guy also stiffed Moochelle yesterday. Awesome.

sauldalinsky on February 13, 2013 at 7:48 PM

OT
http://legalinsurrection.com/2013/02/american-hero-chris-kyle-laid-to-rest/
video of the Kyle procession in rain. showing people pulling over.
sad.

dmacleo on February 13, 2013 at 6:56 PM

Thanks so much for the link. A procession worthy of a hero. I am touched by the ones who pulled over, too. Too bad the current occupant of the White House hasn’t shown that kind of respect nor, for that matter, any degree of respect for Chris, not a single mention since his death.

TXUS on February 13, 2013 at 7:55 PM

Did Obama say “sharpnel”?

But, but, RUBIO DRANK SOME WATER!!!

waterytart on February 13, 2013 at 8:03 PM

…Colin seems more mature than JugEars.

KOOLAID2 on February 13, 2013 at 8:10 PM

glad I was able to pint it out, and I am actually glad obama has not sullied kyles name but mentioning him.
while I am sure it was for purely political purposes, I am glad he kept his damned mouth shut for one.
sorry for O/T stuff.

dmacleo on February 13, 2013 at 8:15 PM

wow my spelling on that last one was speshul huh?
pint=point
but=buy
one=once

dmacleo on February 13, 2013 at 8:56 PM

The video posted at Legal Insurrection made me weep for Chris Kyle and for my country.

BigAlSouth on February 14, 2013 at 6:09 AM

Great article

api on February 25, 2013 at 10:53 AM