McCloughan, who at the time was a 23-year-old private first class Army medic, ran through enemy fire to save the lives of 10 members of his company over two long days of battle. Despite the horrific fighting around him, McCloughan refused to follow a superior’s urging to evacuate for medical help and carried on his mission to save his fellow Army men.
“He would not yield. How would not rest. He would not stop. And he would not flinch in the face of sure death and definite danger,” said President Trump as he awarded the medal to McCloughan.
Congratulations James on receiving this high honor. We thank you for your truly remarkable service.