29 Jul '17, 6pm

#USArmy Soldier, James McCloughan, will receive the Medal of Honor for his heroic acts in Vietnam.

#USArmy Soldier, James McCloughan, will receive the Medal of Honor for his heroic acts in Vietnam.

WASHINGTON -- When James C. McCloughan sees a young service member in uniform on the street or at the airport, he often offers to buy lunch, said his wife Cherie. She recalled one such instance at an airport. Her husband asked the young man where he was headed and the reply was "Iraq." She said her husband then thanked him for his service and said "you be careful." At other times, the now-retired high school coach and teacher would invite veterans into his classroom to talk about their service experiences. McCloughan said he's in awe of the young men and women who voluntarily enlist and often go on multiple deployments. "They're just amazing." Little do those youngsters realize that McCloughan, 71, who never wanted to join the Army, much less go to combat, has his own incredible story. That story begins in the summer of 1968. McCloughan had just completed his Bachelor of A...

Full article: https://www.army.mil/article/191325/

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