Trump awards Medal of Honor to Army medic 48 years later – Orange County Register

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE

WASHINGTON — An Army medic who “ran into danger” to save wounded soldiers during a Vietnam War battle despite his own serious wounds on Monday became the first Medal of Honor recipient under President Donald Trump, 48 years after the selfless acts for which James McCloughan is now nationally recognized.

McCloughan mouthed “thank you” as Trump placed the distinctive blue ribbon holding the medal around the neck of the former Army private first class. As the president and commander in chief shook McCloughan’s hand, Trump said “very proud of you” before he pulled the retired soldier into an embrace.

“I know I speak for every person here when I say that we are in awe of your actions and your bravery,” Trump said, describing McCloughan’s actions for a rapt audience that included numerous senior White House and administration…

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