Army NCO earns Medal of Honor for heroism in Afghanistan

President Obama will present his first Medal of Honor today at the White House to the parents of Army Sgt. 1st Class Jared C. Monti, who was killed during an insurgent attack in Afghanistan, June 21, 2006.

Then-Staff Sergeant Monti displayed immeasurable courage and uncommon valor – eventually sacrificing his own life in an effort to save his comrade.

Watch it live here at 2:05 p.m. ET.

Medal of Honor, Afghanistan

Medal of Honor, Afghanistan

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