Thursday, June 23, 2011
Above is a picture of Obama awarding the Medal of Honor, posthumously, to the family of SFC Jared Christopher Monti who was killed in Afghanistan.
Monti was on a patrol in Gowardesh when his unit was ambushed by 60 Taliban fighters. One of his men, Specialist Brian J. Bradbury, was wounded and lying in the open between Monti's unit and the Taliban. Monti tried to rescue him. Three times he crawled out. Twice, within feet of Bradbury he was driven back by heavy fire. The third time he was hit by an RPG.
Artillery and air support drove the Taliban off and a grievously wounded Monti was recovered. He told another Sargent, just before he died, to tell his parents he loved them. He was posthumously awarded a Medal of Honor which Obama presented to his parents in a ceremony.
Today, Blackfive reports that in a prepared speech Obama said, "I 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."
The endless indifference of Obama is disgusting.