concerned veterans for america

No Living Medal of Honor Recipients?

President Obama recently presented the Medal of Honor to Army Sergeant First Class Jared Monti for valorous conduct above the call of duty. It was a posthumous award. Monti is the sixth recipient of the medal since 9-11 and the second to receive it for actions in Afghanistan. The other four recipients were killed in action in Iraq.br /The last time the Medal was presented to a living recipient was 27 Feb 07 when it was awarded to former Army Major Bruce Crandell for heroism in 1965 during the Vietnam War. I wonder why there have been no living recipients in this war. I know from experience that not everyone who acts heroically dies in the process. Perhaps there’s a greater focus on honoring those who have given their lives. I understand that Congressman Duncan Hunter, an Iraq/Afghanistan veteran himself, is looking into this.

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