The Medal Of Honor is one of the top awards anyone can ever receive, and for a Michigan man who served in Vietnam, he will be the first person President Trump betows the honor.
James McCloughan os South Haven says this is for the 89 people killed, wounded, or missing during the battle he is being recognized for.
According to reports:
"Members of Army medic James McCloughan's unit in Vietnam called him "Doc."
Now, those soldiers, several of whom McCloughan saved during the ferocious, dayslong Battle of Nui Yon Hill in 1969, will have a new name for him: Medal of Honor recipient.
Army spokeswoman Valerie L. Mongello said Tuesday that the 71-year-old from South Haven, Michigan, will become the first person to be awarded the nation's highest military honor by President Donald Trump.
"I feel honored to be able to accept this for the 89 men that fought that battle," McCloughan (pronounced muh-CLOO'-uhn) said, referencing the number of American combatants, dozens of whom were killed, wounded or went missing during the 48 hours of fighting against hundreds of North Vietnamese and Viet Cong."