In 2006, Sergeant First Class Jared Monti died fighting in Afghanistan. The Massachusetts native was inundated with gunfire, but that didn't stop him from coming to the aid of his fellow wounded comrades.

Years later, Sergeant Monti is receiving the highest military honor: The Congressional Medal of Honor.

Monti was 30-years-old when he was killed in action. His father says Jared would not have liked all of the attention that comes along with the honor.

Monti spent 12 years in the Army, and collected a slew of awards, including ths Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and the Purple Heart. He grew up in Raynham, and hope to be a teacher like his father, once he left the service
NECN - Soldier killed in action receives Medal of Honor

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