Jared Monti

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How a Fallen Soldier's Dad's Story Became a Country Hit

'I Drive Your Truck' reached No. 1 on Billboard's Country Airplay chart

(Newser) - After Paul Monti lost his 30-year-old son Jared in Afghanistan in 2006, he did what he says he's since learned a number of parents of fallen soldiers do: He began driving his son's truck. As Monti explained in a radio interview several years later, "What can I... More »

Fallen Soldier Awarded Medal of Honor

Army sergeant perished in Afghanistan saving an injured comrade

(Newser) - Army Sgt. Jared Monti, who died in 2006 while trying to save the life of a wounded comrade in Afghanistan, was awarded the Medal of Honor this afternoon at the White House. "Jared Monti saw the danger before him and went out to meet it," said President Obama.... More »

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