Archive for the ‘Medal of Honor’ Tag

Some things just ain’t right!

Medal of honor recipient ordered to remove his flagpole.

I saw this post this morning and it made my stomach turn.  I read it and thought, “this must be a huge, gaudy flagpole with a massive flag, in some exclusive neighborhood,” but after watching the video, it doesn’t stand out in anyway that would make me think twice about.

How can a man who was awarded the highest of country’s medals and sacrificed for his fellow citizens be treated like this?  A rule is a rule, but there can be exceptions.  This is one of them.

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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