West Michigan veteran speaks as he gets ready to receive "Medal of Honor"


Belmont, Mich. (Newschannel 3) Thursday a local man spoke about earning the nation’s greatest military honor.

Army Specialist James McCloughan from South Haven will receive the Medal of Honor for his service in the Vietnam war.

He served as a medic and saved the lives of 10 members of his platoon.

McCloughan says he'll never forget the day he found out he would receive the highest honor.

McCloughan will receive the Medal of Honor from President Donald Trump on July 31 at the White House.

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