President Obama Confuses Medal of Honor Recipients in Remarks to U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division – Video 6/23/11

Today, President Barack Obama “misspoke” during remarks to the U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division, wrongly saying he awarded the Medal of Honor to Jared Monti in person rather than posthumously:

Video via Gateway Pundit

“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.”

However, Jared Monti was killed in action in Afghanistan on June 21, 2006. He was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously, September 17, 2009, by President Obama:

Obama awarded the Medal of Honor in person to Salvatore Giunta in November 2010:

CBN Reports that White House Press Secretary Jay Carney clarified Obama’s remarks, admitting that Obama “misspoke”:

“At Fort Drum, the President misspoke when discussing the first Medal of Honor he presented posthumously to Jared Monti, who was a member of the 10th Mountain Division. The President paid tribute to Monti in his remarks to troops in Afghanistan in March 2010. Last year, the President presented the Medal of Honor to Salvatore Giunta, who was the first living recipient of the Medal who served in Afghanistan.”

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