Medal of Honor recipient humbled by appreciation in Illinois
The nation’s most recent Medal of Honor recipient from West Michigan is humbled by appreciation in Illinois.
71-year-old James McCloughan of South Haven was the keynote speaker during the main program of the Veterans and Gold Star Family Day Event at the Illinois State Fair this past weekend.
McCloughan, who was accompanied on stage by Gov. Bruce Rauner and Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder, called all of the veterans and current service members his heroes.
McCloughan received the Medal of Honor from President Donald Trump at the White House on July 31. He's the first Medal of Honor recipient under Trump.
McCloughan, a combat medic, is credited with saving the lives of 10 members of his company during a Vietnam War battle despite his own serious wounds.