Medal of Honor to be awarded 48 years after action

By Roxanne Thompson
Staff Writer
An Army veteran from Michigan is to be awarded the Medal of Honor later this month for heroic actions he took in Vietnam 48 years ago – and he will be the first Medal of Honor recipient awarded by President Donald Trump.
Also, it turns out the veteran has a Limestone connection since his cousin, Claude Monk, lives in Tehuacana; and the whole family is happy to learn of this development.
“I think Jim did a good service for our country,” Monk said, “and we’re all really proud of him.”
James C. “Jim” McCloughan (Mick-clúe-in), of South Haven, Mich., will be awarded the Medal of Honor in a ceremony on Monday, July 31, in Washington, D.C. The following day, Aug. 1, he will be inducted into the Medal of Honor Heroes Hall of Fame, at the Pentagon.

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