“Out of Many, One: Portraits of America’s Immigrants” is a book of paintings and stories by President George W. Bush. The book spotlights the inspiring journeys of America’s immigrants and the contributions they make to the life and prosperity of our nation. One of the featured stories is about Florent Groberg of France.
Groberg was born in Acheres, France and moved to the United States at age 11. He quickly learned English and excelled in academics and athletics. In 2001, he became a naturalized U.S. citizen. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, and in 2008 he enlisted in the United States Army. Groberg was injured by a suicide bomber in August 2012 when he charged the bomber to push him away from a group that included several high-ranking military officials. President Obama presented Groberg with the Medal of Honor in 2015.
Groberg says “there is a wide world out there of folks who might not have had the opportunity to be born in the United States…we will earn it and we will put our lives on the line for the United States of America and everything she stands for.”