President to Honor Slain Soldier

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Today President Obama will award a posthumous Medal of Honor to Sergeant First Class Jared Monti. The nation's highest military honor will be given to Monti for his bravery. He was killed in Afghanistan in 2006 when he ran into enemy fire three times trying to rescue an injured comrade. Zachary Barnes served as a medic with the 10th Mountain Division in Afghanistan. He knew and served with Sergeant First Class Monti.


Zachary Barnes

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Zac Barnes

Thank you C.P. for bring up SSG Patrick Lybert. Sadly time did not allow me to tell everything about the night and I take full responsibility for failing to fit his story in. I know he was very, very close to you and I extend my deepest heart felt apology for your loss and my failing to mention him. Believe me when I say he is never forgotten. Not a day passes when I don't think of Patrick and his ultimate sacrifice and I know I'm not the only one.

Sep. 17 2009 10:44 PM
Kristen L. Rouse

Thanks for sharing this tragic and difficult story, and thanks to you and all the brave soldiers of 10th Mountain Division's 3-71 Cavalry for all that you did during OEF VII. SFC Monti, SSG Lybert, PFC Bradbury, and SSG Craig are gone but will never be forgotten.

Sep. 17 2009 04:50 PM

Congratulations to Jared Monti for his MOH. Four Soldiers died during the battle and it's aftermath leaving behind shattered grieving families. First KIA being SSG Patrick Lee Lybert -as he courageously held position. We shall NEVER forget, we shall NEVER overlook. We grieve deeply our American Hero SSG Patrick Lee Lybert, holding in prayer as we weep for him, SSG Monti, PVT Bradbury. SG Craig -all killed that fateful 21 June, 2006. We grieve for their families and friends - and all our Troops who have sacrificed themselves for this country.

Sep. 17 2009 01:30 PM

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