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This Memorial Page Established by-Rodney L Brewer
In Honor Of SFC Jared C. Monti KIA June 21, 2006

May 12, 2010
SFC Rod Brewer
The Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force which can
be bestowed upon an individual serving in the Armed Services of the United States. Generally
presented to its recipient by the President of the United States of America in the name of
Congress.
Posthumously Awarded To SFC Jared C Monti September 17, 2009.

MONTI, JARED C.Rank: Sergeant First ClassOrganization: U.S. ArmyCompany:
Headquarters CompanyDivision: 10th MountainBorn: 20 September 1975, Abington, Mass.
Departed: Yes (06/21/2006)Entered Service At: Rayntham, Mass.G.O. Number: Date of Issue:
09/17/2009Accredited To: Place / Date: Nuristan Province, Afghanistan, June 21, 2006  

Citation Staff Sergeant Jared C. Monti distinguished himself by acts of gallantry and
intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a team leader with
Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 3d Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 3d Brigade
Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, in connection with combat operations against an
armed enemy in Nuristan Province, Afghanistan, on June 21, 2006. While Staff Sergeant
Monti was leading a mission aimed at gathering intelligence and directing fire against the
enemy, his 16-man patrol was attacked by as many as 50 enemy fighters. On the verge of
being overrun, Staff Sergeant Monti quickly directed his men to set up a defensive position
behind a rock formation. He then called for indirect fire support, accurately targeting the
rounds upon the enemy who had closed to within 50 meters of his position. While still
directing fire, Staff Sergeant Monti personally engaged the enemy with his rifle and a grenade,
successfully disrupting an attempt to flank his patrol. Staff Sergeant Monti then realized that
one of his Soldiers was lying wounded in the open ground between the advancing enemy and
the patrol�s position. With complete disregard for his own safety, Staff Sergeant Monti twice
attempted to move from behind the cover of the rocks into the face of relentless enemy fire to
rescue his fallen comrade. Determined not to leave his Soldier, Staff Sergeant Monti made a
third attempt to cross open terrain through intense enemy fire. On this final attempt, he was
mortally wounded, sacrificing his own life in an effort to save his fellow Soldier. Staff Sergeant
Monti�s selfless acts of heroism inspired his patrol to fight off the larger enemy force. Staff
Sergeant Monti�s immeasurable courage and uncommon valor are in keeping with the
highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, Headquarters and
Headquarters Troop, 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, !
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, and

In God We Trust... Congressional Medal Of Honor  SFC Rod Brewer (www.cmohs.org)
Sgt 1st Class Jared C. Monti
United States Army
KIA 21 June 2006, Afghanistan
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30, of Raynham, Mass.; assigned to 3rd Squadron, 71st Calvary, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th
Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.; killed June 21 when his unit encountered
enemy forces using small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades during combat operations in
Gowardesh, Afghanistan.