Saturday, June 25, 2011

Obama Phones Medal of Honor Recipient's Father and Apologizes

By Gary P Jackson

Credit where credit's due. As you know, Barack Obama made a horrific mistake while visiting Ft. Drum on Thursday. Obama called the father of Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti, Paul Monti, and apologized. That sort of thing isn't easy to do. It's a credit to Obama, and his staff that they recognized just how egregious of a mistake that was made.

From ABC News:

On his Facebook page this evening, Monti’s father, Paul, posted: "FYI- President Barack Obama telephoned me personally this afternoon to apologize for his error in his speech to the 10th mountain division re: Jared’s medal ceremony. Apology accepted."

Paul Monti talks about his son, and how he gave his last full measure of devotion:

"It was the right thing to do." Sgt. 1st Class Jared C. Monti is the first Soldier and the second servicemember to be awarded the Medal of Honor from Operation Enduring Freedom.

Learn more about Sgt. 1st Class Jared C. Monti here.

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