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SFC Jared C. Monti (1)
Fallen Medal of Honor Recipient - September 17, 2009

Posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions in Gremen Valley, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan on June 21, 2006.

Sergeant First Class Jared C. Monti - Medal of Honor Recipient (KIA in Gremen Valley, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan on June 21, 2006)
SFC Jared Monti in Afganistan, 2006
(Photo courtesy of  U.S. Army)

"Unwilling to leave his Soldier wounded and exposed, Staff Sgt. Monti prepared to make a third attempt to get to the wounded Pfc. Bradbury. This time, Monti yelled back to the patrol members behind the rocks that he needed more cover fire. He coordinated with Sgt. Hawes to fire 40mm grenades from his M203 launcher onto the enemy position, while other members of the patrol would provide cover fire. Timing his movement to the sound of the exploding 40mm rounds, Staff Sgt. Monti, for a third time, rose from his covered position and moved into the open, knowing he again would be the focus of the enemy fire.

On his third attempt, Staff Sgt. Monti took several lunging steps through withering fire towards his wounded Soldier before an RPG exploded in his path. Before he could reach cover, Monti fell mortally wounded only a few meters from Pfc. Bradbury. Staff Sgt. Monti attempted to crawl back towards the stone wall, but was unable to move far due to the severity of his wounds. The patrol called out to Staff Sgt. Monti and tried to encourage him to remain conscious. Monti spoke briefly with the members of the patrol, telling them that he had made his peace with God. He then asked Staff Sgt. Cunningham to tell his parents that he loved them. Shortly thereafter, he fell silent." Excerpt from narrative

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