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.