Today at the White House, President Donald J. Trump will award the Medal of Honor to former Specialist Five James C. McCloughan, U.S. Army. McCloughan will receive the Medal of Honor for distinguished actions during 48 hours of close-combat fighting against enemy forces near Don Que, Vietnam, from May 13 to 15, 1969. McCloughan, then 23 years old, voluntarily risked his life on nine separate occasions to rescue wounded and disoriented comrades. He suffered wounds from shrapnel and small arms fire on three separate occasions, but refused medical evacuation to stay with his unit, and continued to brave enemy fire to rescue, treat, and defend wounded Americans.
President Trump Speaks to Law Enforcement Officials on MS-13
Vice President Pence Travels to Eastern Europe
Celebrating and Honoring American Heroes
Photo of the Day
Vice President Mike Pence and Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid | Monday, July 31, 2017 (Official White House photo by Myles D. Cullen)
POTUS and VP TODAY
Today, President Trump will present the Medal of Honor to former Specialist Five James C. McCloughan, U.S. Army, for conspicuous gallantry during the Vietnam War. Vice President Pence began his day with meetings in Estonia, and will travel to Georgia this morning.
Coming Up This Week
Tomorrow, the President will participate in an American small business event, The Engine of the American Dream. The Vice President will continue traveling across Eastern Europe to strengthen America's partnerships.