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Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Trump to give first Medal of Honor to Vietnam vet

President Donald Trump presented his first Medal of Honor on Monday to a Vietnam War medic who risked his life several times.

Army Specialist Five James C. McCloughan, 71, received the medal in a White House ceremony Monday afternoon.

When he was 22 years old, McCloughan was drafted into the Army in 1968 after graduating from Olivet College with a bachelor of arts in sociology and a teaching certificate.

McCloughan served with Company C, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 196th Infantry Brigade, Americal Division, as a private first class combat medic. He participated in 48 hours of close-combat fighting against enemy forces near Don Que, Vietnam, from May 13-15, 1969.

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

True hero and great American. Hats off to all Nam veterans living and deceased.

Anonymous said...

Ditto 7:29. I was going to remark, but you said it for us all.

Anonymous said...

Dittos to 7:29...they Never got the honor they deserved. we the people know the Truth. The Presentation given by President Trump yesterday was perfect. Very emotional for me. Our president loves our military current and past...