02 Aug '17, 12am

ICYMI | Vietnam War medic receives Medal of Honor 48 years after saving 10 men in brutal battle

ICYMI | Vietnam War medic receives Medal of Honor 48 years after saving 10 men in brutal battle

WASHINGTON — As a 23-year-old Army medic, James C. McCloughan ran through fields of flying bullets repeatedly to retrieve and treat wounded comrades in the midst of a deadly two-day battle. More than 48 years later, at 71, McCloughan was presented Monday with the top U.S. military honor. The white-haired McCloughan stood stoic, dressed in the navy blue modern-day Army Service Uniform, as President Donald Trump placed the Medal of Honor around his neck before a large crowd gathered in the East Room of the White House. The former soldier offered a smile as he looked toward a row in the crowd where 10 of the men with whom he served in that 1969 battle stood clapping. McCloughan saluted. Some of those men would not have been there Monday had McCloughan – known as “Doc” to them – not been alongside them through that battle at the base of Nui Yon Hill along the coast of central ...

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