Tuesday, November 21, 7pm
Community Room at UMSL at Grand Center
Left Bank Books and St. Louis on the Air welcome retired US Army Captain Flo Groberg, who will sign and discuss his new book, 8 Seconds of Courage: A Soldier’s Story from Immigrant to the Medal of Honor, with Don Marsh!
On November 12, 2015, Captain Florent “Flo” Groberg was given the nation’s highest military award, the Congressional Medal of Honor—the first immigrant to be so recognized since the Vietnam War. 8 Seconds of Courage tells Flo's story from his childhood in France to his decision to enlist to the grueling training he underwent at US Army Ranger School. Through trial and error, he learned to be a field commander and on the front lines in Afghanistan formed close and lasting bonds with his fellow soldiers. It was this powerful sense of responsibility that compelled him to take his brave action to save lives, even at the risk of his own, and dedicate his time to veterans outreach today.
“Flo’s incredible tale of bravery and service is also a stark reminder that for many of our warriors, coming home is not the end of the fight . . . Truly an inspiration.” —Jon Stewart
Don Marsh has extensive and broad media experience, with a career beginning in 1959. Starting as a managing editor for a small magazine in New Jersey, he went on to become anchorman/political specialist reporter/producer at KTVI-TV in St. Louis; and a talk show host for KMOX radio; an anchorman for KDNL-TV. He began as host of St. Louis Public Radio’s St. Louis on the Air in September 2005. His many professional awards include 12 Regional Emmy Awards, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Don was inducted into the STL Hall of Fame in 2014. In 2015, he was named STL Media Person of the Year and also received an honorary doctorate from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of 8 Seconds of Courage from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.