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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

President Trump Awards Medal of Honor to Vietnam Veteran Spec. 5 James McCloughan

President Donald Trump awarded Former U. S. Army Specialist Five James C. McCloughan, the Medal of Honor, for conspicuous gallantry during the Vietnam War. McCloughan received the Medal of Honor for distinguished actions during 48 hours of close-combat fighting against enemy forces near Don Que, Vietnam, from May 13 to 15, 1969. McCloughan was serving with Company C, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 196th Infantry Brigade, Americal Division, as a private first class combat medic. McCloughan, then 23 years old, voluntarily risked his life on nine separate occasions to rescue wounded and disoriented comrades. He suffered wounds from shrapnel and small arms fire on three separate occasions, but refused medical evacuation to stay with his unit, and continued to brave enemy fire to rescue, treat, and defend wounded Americans.

The event can be watched in the video at the bottom of this article.

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