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alsame Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:07 PM
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PHOTOS: POTUS awards Medal of Honor


WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 17: Members of the U.S. Army 10th Mountain Division unit that were with Sergeant First Class Jared C. Monti when he was killed stand and are recognized by U.S. President Barack Obama (R) during a Monti's posthumous Medal of Honor ceremony in the East Room




WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 17: U.S. President Barack Obama (R) prepares to present the Medal of Honor posthumously to the family of U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Jared C. Monti, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House September 17, 2009 in Washington, DC.








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Barack_America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:11 PM
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1. At what time of day did this happen?
Before or after his speech in Maryland?

Just curious.
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:12 PM
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2. After, I'm pretty sure. Unfortunately I turned the TV off....n/t
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alsame Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:17 PM
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3. It was around 2 pm, after the MD visit. nt
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DoBotherMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:46 PM
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4. I knew I would cry
and I did. So sad. Dana ; )

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flpoljunkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:49 PM
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5. I found this one posted on Yahoo photos to be particularly moving...

President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor to Paul Monti, father of Army Sgt. 1st. Class Jared C. Monti from Raynham, Mass., Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009, during a ceremony the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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alsame Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:01 PM
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6. The pain on both parents' faces is just unbearable. nt
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flpoljunkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:23 PM
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9. I cannot begin to imagine how they must feel.
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brentspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:06 PM
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7. A courageous soldier. Thank you for your service to this nation.
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:14 PM
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8. Sgt. First Class Monti is a true patriot and a great American
My best wishes to his whole family.
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Phx_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:51 PM
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10. The video is worth watching. What an incredible human being Sgt. Monti
was. The President recounted a story about Monti buying a Christmas tree for a single mother who lived on his street. He also bought all the decorations for the tree and gifts for her kids. And, of course, his incredibly brave and selfless act for which he received this honor.

:cry: :patriot:
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rasputin1952 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 05:57 AM
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11. There are good people, and there are great people...
far too often the great go w/o recognition...in this case the recognition came about because of a tragedy as opposed to the act of buying the tree and the other things.

RIP SFC Monti...you did well...in many aspects of life... :patriot:
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