• President Barack Obama posthumously awards Army Sgt. 1st. Class Jared C. Monti from Raynham, Mass., the Medal of Honor to his parents, Paul and Janet Monti, in the East Room of the White House in Washington D.C., Sept. 17, 2009. "Jared Monti saw danger before him and he went out to meet it," Obama said in the ceremony.

    President Barack Obama posthumously awards Army...

    President Barack Obama posthumously awards Army Sgt. 1st. Class Jared C. Monti from Raynham, Mass., the Medal of Honor to his parents, Paul and Janet Monti, in the East Room of the White House in Washington D.C., Sept. 17, 2009. "Jared Monti saw danger...

  • Outgoing Army Secretary Pete Geren presents Paul and Janet Monti with a plaque honoring their son Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti, during Monti’s induction into the Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for sacrificing his life for another Soldier in Afghanistan. From left: Deputy Secretary of Defense William Lynn III, Geren, Paul Monti, Janet Monti, Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston.

    Outgoing Army Secretary Pete Geren presents...

    Outgoing Army Secretary Pete Geren presents Paul and Janet Monti with a plaque honoring their son Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti, during Monti’s induction into the Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for...

The nation's highest medal of valor, the Medal of Honor, was recently awarded to an Army Soldier. If you missed this story, read about it here: http://www.army.mil/medalofhonor/monti/index.html

Sgt. 1st Class Jared C. Monti was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor at ceremonies at the White House on September 17 and Pentagon on September 18. Monti was the first Army Soldier to receive the Medal of Honor for Operation Enduring Freedom.

Sgt. 1st Class Monti, 30, was assigned to 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, when he was killed in Gowardesh, Afghanistan, in a battle with enemy forces using small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades. He displayed immeasurable courage and uncommon valor when he sacrificed his own life in an effort to save his comrade.

Command Sergeant Major Ralph Borja, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, was present at the Medal of Honor ceremonies and shares a common bond with Monti; they both proudly served in the 10th Mountain Division. Borja was the Brigade CSM with 2nd "COMMANDO" Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York.

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