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Obama to Bestow Medal of Honor on Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2009 – President Barack Obama will posthumously award Army Sgt. 1st Class Jared C. Monti the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry in Afghanistan, White House officials announced today.

The ceremony, scheduled for Sept. 17 at the White House, will mark the first time Obama confers the highest military honor, making Monti the sixth servicemember to receive the Medal of Honor for service in Afghanistan or Iraq since Sept. 11, 2001, all of which have been awarded posthumously.

The Medal of Honor has been conferred on 3,447 men and one woman since President Abraham Lincoln signed it into law on Dec. 21, 1861. It is reserved for those who are distinguished “by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States.”


More at http://www.defenselink.mil/news/news....aspx?id=55253


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His recon team occupied a surveillance position when they were attacked by a large enemy force on the afternoon of 21 June 2006. SFC Monti was killed in action by enemy fire in the subsequent engagement when—without hesitation or concern for himself—he rushed under heavy enemy fire to assist two of his wounded comrades who had become separated in the fight.

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