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August 01, 2009

SFC Jared Monti To Receive Medal of Honor

Monti died in a firefight in Afghanistan with Taliban forces on June 21, 2006. He was killed while rescuing wounded comrades.

Monti’s mother, Janet, told The Boston Globe that her son was helping fellow soldiers reach cover when he was shot to death by Taliban fighters. She said he saved the life of one wounded soldier before he was shot. Christopher Cunningham, an Army Ranger who was with Monti’s unit that day, nominated Monti for the Medal of Honor.

“I’ve seen my fair share of fighting with the enemy, and that was the bravest thing I’ve ever seen a soldier do,’’ he told the Boston Globe. “What he did was amazing.”

The ceremony will be held at the White House on Sept. 17.


H/T Retired Geezer


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