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A pint-sized stand-in for the president

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Colin Romesha, the son of Medal of Honor recipient Clinton Romesha, peeks around the corner of President Barack Obama's lectern before a presentation ceremony at the White House Feb. 11, in Washington, D.C. Romesha received the Medal of Honor for actions during combat operations against an armed enemy at Combat Outpost Keating, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan on October 3, 2009.

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Before the Medal of Honor ceremony for Clinton Romesha began, his son Colin Romesha got to see the audience from President Obama's viewpoint -- just a few feet lower. After charming the crowd and the cameras in the East Room, he was handed back to his mother.

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A look at heroes from a post-9/11 era of war

Colin Romesha, the young son of Medal of Honor recipient Clinton Romesha, finds time to explore the White house while attending a ceremony for his father on Monday.

Former Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha is presented with the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama at the White House on Monday.