“I knew Jared was a wonderful kid”

“I knew Jared was a wonderful kid”


Paul Monti reflects on the memory of his son, Sergeant 1st Class Jared Monti, and the bravery that posthumously earned him the Medal of Honor for trying to save a fellow soldier. I knew Jared was a wonderful kid. I knew that he was humble, I knew that he liked to help people, but I never realized the magnitude of it, ever, until all these people called me or emailed me or talked to me on the phone or at his funeral. Then I began to realize what a giant this little guy was, what an immense man he was, no matter where he went. Monti was the first Army soldier to receive the Medal of Honor for service in Afghanistan. To learn more about Monti’s heroic actions, log on to army.mil/medalofhonor/monti. That’s a 60-second Army Now from Soldiers Radio and Television, Washington. [clock ticking] [♪bass guitar playing♪]

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