Today at the White House, President Donald J. Trump will award the Medal of Honor to former Specialist Five James C. McCloughan, U.S. Army. McCloughan will receive the Medal of Honor for distinguished actions during 48 hours of close-combat fighting against enemy forces near Don Que, Vietnam, from May 13 to 15, 1969. McCloughan, then 23 years old, voluntarily risked his life on nine separate occasions to rescue wounded and disoriented comrades. He suffered wounds from shrapnel and small arms fire on three separate occasions, but refused medical evacuation to stay with his unit, and continued to brave enemy fire to rescue, treat, and defend wounded Americans.
President Trump Speaks to Law Enforcement Officials on MS-13
President Trump spoke to Federal, State, and local Law Enforcement Officials on Friday and addressed the work being done to eradicate illegal immigration and rid the country of violent gangs such as MS-13. The President thanked the officers for their sacrifice saying, "You are really special, special Americans. And thank you in particular to the great police, sheriffs, and ICE officers. You do a spectacular job. The country loves you."
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Vice President Pence Travels to Eastern Europe
On Saturday, Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence left Washington, D.C. en route to Eastern Europe, where they will be making stops in Estonia, Georgia, and Montenegro. The Vice President will be working to advance President Trump's America First agenda and strengthen our partnerships in the region.
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Celebrating and Honoring American Heroes
Last week was American Heroes Week at the White House, where President Trump was proud to celebrate and honor those who put their own lives on the line every day to protect American lives.
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Vice President Mike Pence and Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid | Monday, July 31, 2017 (Official White House photo by Myles D. Cullen)
Today, President Trump will present the Medal of Honor to former Specialist Five James C. McCloughan, U.S. Army, for conspicuous gallantry during the Vietnam War. Watch live at 3pm EST. Vice President Pence began his day with meetings in Estonia, and will travel to Georgia this morning.
Tomorrow, the President will participate in an American small business event, The Engine of the American Dream. The Vice President will continue traveling across Eastern Europe to strengthen America's partnerships.