All the way back in September, the Veterans Department at Largo I contacted me asking if the archives would like a couple of posters from an event that had been held in 2017; they didn’t want to simply throw away objects they knew represented a significant event for UMUC.
Jumping at the opportunity to bring more objects into the archives, I accepted these two awesome (and fairly sizable) posters from them. It turned out that these posters were from the book signing that had occurred on December 18, 2017 at which Captain Florent Groberg autographed copies of “8 Seconds of Courage: A Soldier’s Story,” which recounts the story of how Captain Groberg earned a Medal of Honor.
The following are pictures of the posters, one of which provides of synopsis of the events which earned Captain Groberg the Medal of Honor.
Below is the invitation that was sent out for the book signing; this gives a summary of the book “8 Seconds of Courage.”
In addition to the posters, we also have the booklet from the 2016 Commencement at which Captain Groberg spoke. The blurb lists the many other awards and decorations earned by the Captain; it also indicates that Captain Florent Groberg is currently “pursuing a Master of Science in Management degree with a specialization in Intelligence Management at UMUC. How cool is that?!
We in the archives are very excited to have these materials to document such significant events in UMUC’s history! It is such a great honor to have this hero in our midst.