Today, at 3 p.m., Jim McCloughan ’68 will be presented the Congressional Medal of Honor for his distinguished actions above and beyond the call of duty during the Vietnam War. Watch the presentation by clicking below.
As a private first class combat medic, McCloughan served with Company C, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 196th Infantry Brigade, Americal Division. From May 13 to 15, 1969, McCloughan repeatedly risked his own life to save the lives of nine of his comrades and one Vietnamese interpreter. He refused evacuation to remain with his unit, even after being wounded himself on three separate occasions by shrapnel and small arms fire. During the 48-hour ordeal, McCloughan did not eat or sleep, he conserved his water in order to treat the wounded, and he engaged in enemy battle. Read the full story
Olivet College salutes Jim McCloughan!