Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Jesus Christ

The disgraceful POS couldn't even stop the manhandling handshake for a man who was being awarded the medal of honor for gallantry in the Vietnam War. At least the brave and selfless soul had the forethought to grab hold with both hands in order to minimize it.

At 5’5″ and 130 lb., [James McCloughan] was a high school star athlete and a college wrestler.


He was drafted in 1968, becoming a medic for 2nd Platoon, Company C, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 196th Infantry Brigade, Americal Division in the U.S. Army.

A year later, he found himself with 88 other men of the Charlie Company hurtling out of helicopters to assault Nui Yon Hill.


Acting Army Secretary Robert Speer said McCloughan was wounded the first day and wounded twice the next day, but he refused to be evacuated. McCloughan, who was known as “Doc” to his men, refused to leave until he tended to the wounds of his men. The other medic, Pfc. Daniel J. Shea, had already been killed.


McCloughan ran 100 meters across open fire to pick up one of his wounded men. He also volunteered to serve as a beacon for a resupply drop and also “for enemy fire,” Mattis noted.

Mattis noted that McCloughan saved ten members of his company, noting that he only gets emotional when he talks about having to leave his battle buddies.


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