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3 Days Of Bravery: Neglecting His Own Wounds, 'Doc' Saved 10 Soldiers

President Trump bestows the Medal of Honor to retired Army medic James McCloughan Monday. / Pablo Martinez Monsivais / Shutterstock.com

President Trump will award the Medal of Honor to an Army medic on Monday afternoon at the White House, nearly 50 years after his heroic actions during the Vietnam War.

Over three days of bravery, Jim McCloughan ran toward enemy fire numerous times to save his fellow soldiers, even though he was wounded himself.

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