LIVE FEED: President Trump Presents the Medal of Honor – White House – 7/31/2017

Soldier who survived 48 hours of terror in Vietnam receives Medal of Honor

“TRUMP TO AWARD FIRST MEDAL OF HONOR TO VIETNAM ARMY MEDIC”

On Monday, President Donald Trump awarded America’s highest military honor to James McCloughan, an Army medic from Michigan, who “risked his life multiple times to rescue Vietnam War comrades,” according to a report in the Chicago Tribune. McCloughan voluntarily entered the “kill zone” to rescue his Army comrades, “even as he was pelted with shrapnel from a rocket-propelled grenade,” the Tribune writes. He’s risked his life on nine separate occasions, and suffered wounds on three different occasions, “but refused medical evacuation to stay with his unit, and continued to brave enemy fire to rescue, treat, and defend wounded Americans,” the White House said in its announcement last month.  Associated Press

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