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SFC Jared Christopher Monti

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SFC Jared Christopher Monti

  • Birth 20 Sep 1975 Abington, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 21 Jun 2006 Afghanistan
  • Burial Bourne, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Plot Section 11, Site 38
  • Memorial ID 14684503

Afghan War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was posthumously awarded the CMOH for his bravery during Operation Enduring Freedom for his attempt to rescue his fellow soldiers while under heavy attack in battle. His citation rads "On 21 June 2006, Staff Sergeant Monti was the assistant patrol leader for a 16-man patrol tasked to conduct surveillance in the Gowardesh region. The patrol was to provide up-to-date intelligence, interdict enemy movement and ensure early warning for the squadron's main effort as it inserted into the province. As nightfall approached, the patrol was attacked by a well organized enemy force of at least 60 personnel. Outnumbered four-to-one, SSgt Monti's patrol was in serious danger of being overrun. The enemy fighters had established two support-by-fire positions directly above the patrol in a densely wooded ridgeline. SSgt Monti immediately returned fire and ordered the patrol to seek cover and return fire. He then reached for his radio headset and calmly initiated calls for indirect fire and close air support, both danger-close to the patrol's position. He did this while simultaneously directing the patrol's fires. When SSgt Monti realized that a member of the patrol, Pfc Brian J. Bradbury, was critically wounded and exposed 10 meters from cover, without regard for his personal safety, he advanced through enemy fire to within three feet of PFC Bradbury's position. But he was forced back by intense RPG fire. He tried again to secure PFC Bradbury, but he was forced to stay in place again as the enemy intensified its fires. The remaining patrol members coordinated covering fires for SSgt Monti, and he advanced a third time toward the wounded Soldier. But he only took a few steps this time before he was mortally wounded by an RPG. About the same time, the indirect fires and CAS he called for began raining down on the enemy's position. The firepower broke the enemy attack, killing 22 enemy fighters. SSgt Monti's actions prevented the patrol's position from being overrun, saved his team's lives and inspired his men to fight on against overwhelming odds." His other awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Afghan Campaign Medal, and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Parachutist Badge, and Air Assault Badge.

Bio by: Elizabeth Reed


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  • Originally Created by: Elizabeth Reed
  • Added: 23 Jun 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14684503
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SFC Jared Christopher Monti (20 Sep 1975–21 Jun 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14684503, citing Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .