If only the world had more people like Jared. God Bless him and his family, and thank you for your service and character.
All of the men and women who have chosen to serve our country in the armed forces have our greatest respect, deepest appreciation and prayers for a safe return. As our own son (a U.S. Marine) is so fond of saying before he deploys, "...it can't always be someone elses son..." These words ring like a bell in our ears as we read or watch on television the story of a brave servicemember who sacrificed all for the sake of his or her fellow troops. The courage and steadfast resolve this young man SGT Monti shown for his troops is heart warming and raises the hair on the back of my neck. Nothing will ever replace his warm touch or the sound of his voice in laughter for his family and to them I send our sympathy and thanks for forming this mans life in his youth to become the type of man that is couragious, honorable and who holds the value of others as equal if not at times above his own. Our deepest regrets to the Monti family for your loss and thank you for helping make Jared the kind of man he became.
http://www.army.mil/medalofhonor/monti is a wonderful web site that the Army created in honor of Sgt. 1st Class Jared C. Monti. It includes detailed information on his life, service, actions of valor in Afghanistan, and his legacy.
Its sad to see a young American fall in war. But it reminds me who the next generation will be. People like this soldier have what our forefathers had. A good heart with good intentions. America will always be safe with young men like Sgt. Monti.
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