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http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/07/24/medal.of.honor.monti/index....

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The White House statement said Monti "displayed immeasurable courage and uncommon valor -- eventually sacrificing his own life in an effort to save his comrade," but did not provide details of his actions.
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The man certainly had a chest full of medals to begin with.

Outstanding... and sad at the same time.
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This isn't the official citation, but here's a description of the action:

www.army.mil/firesbulletin/2009/Mar_Apr_2009/MAR_APR_2009_Pa..." rel="nofollow">http://sill-www.army.mil/firesbulletin/2009/Mar_Apr_2009/MAR...

Edit: BGG really doesn't like format of this url, so here's an alternate link:

http://tinyurl.com/lhoo69
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Link still doesn't work for me.
 
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jarredscott78 wrote:
http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/07/24/medal.of.honor.monti/index....

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The White House statement said Monti "displayed immeasurable courage and uncommon valor -- eventually sacrificing his own life in an effort to save his comrade," but did not provide details of his actions.


Jarred, that makes three, all posthumous. Reading the discription of the action, SFC Monti was a brave dude doing what he did. He also must have been a very competent NCO. Calling for "Danger Close" arty while directing your men's fire is alot to do, and it sounds like he did it very well indeed. RIP in brother.

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