Speaking to soldiers at the Fort Drum army base on Thursday, President Obama stated among other things:
"I had the great honor of seeing some of you because a comrade of yours, Jared Monti, was the first person who I was able to award the Medal of Honor to who actually came back and wasn't receiving it posthumously."
The President apparently had forgotten that Army Staff Sgt. Jared Monti had died a heroic death in Afghanistan while trying to rescue a fellow soldier. Mr. Obama apparently also had forgotten that he had presented a posthumous Medal of Honor to Jared's parents on September 17, 2009, after delivering a speech in which he extolled Jared's heroic deeds: