The amazing bravery of Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti:
He really had no choice, the thought of the Commander-in-Chief disrespecting the memory of a Medal of Honor recipient who gave his life in battle is sickening beyond words.
(ABC News) — President Obama today apologized to the family of a Medal of Honor recipient whom he erroneously said was still alive.
On Thursday at Fort Drum, the president told troops from the 10th Mountain Division that he previously “had the great honor of seeing some of you because a comrade of yours, Jared Monti, was the first person who I was able to award the Medal of Honor to who actually came back and wasn’t receiving it posthumously.”
Wrong. Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti was actually killed in Afghanistan on June 21, 2006. In September 2009, President Obama awarded him the Medal of Honor posthumously.
On his Facebook page this evening, Monti’s father, Paul, posted: “FYI — President Barack Obama telephoned me personally this afternoon to apologize for his error in his speech to the 10th mountain division re: Jared’s medal ceremony. Apology accepted.”
Guess how many of the big three networks shows covered Obama confusing one living American war hero with a fallen one he posthumously awarded the MOH to in 2009? If you answered zero (and I’m sure you did), step up and claim your prize.