Obama Apologizes to Family of Medal of Honor Recipient After Horrible Gaffe

Barack Obama made another horrible mistake yesterday.
The president visited the 10th Mountain Division today and congratulated them on their service. Then he told the soldiers that he had given the Medal of Honor to Jared Monti who came back from Iraq alive.
Jared Monti was actually killed in Iraq in 2006.
How sad.

“First time I saw 10th Mountain Division, you guys were in southern Iraq. When I went back to visit Afghanistan, you guys were the first ones there. I had the great honor of seeing some of you because a comrade of yours, Jared Monti, was the first person who I was able to award the Medal of Honor to who actually came back and wasn’t receiving it posthumously.

Blackfive caught the president’s horrible gaffe.

As we all know, SSG Sal Giunta, of the 173rd Airborne, was the first living recipient (2011) of the MOH who fought in Iraq/Afganistan. SFC Jared Monti, 10th Mountain Division, was KIA in Afghanistan in 2006. He was posthumously awarded the MOH by Obama in 2009.

How does the Commander-in-Chief mix these heroes up? He put that medal around Giunta’s neck and he stood with Monti’s parents as they grieved.

Here’s the video.

This ranks up there as one of his worst gaffes ever.
How awful.

Today Barack Obama apologized to the family of Jared Monti for the horrible gaffe.
ABC reported, via Free Republic:

President Obama today apologized to the family of a Medal of Honor recipient whom he erroneously said was still alive.

On Thursday at Fort Drum, the president told troops from the 10th Mountain Division that he previously “had the great honor of seeing some of you because a comrade of yours, Jared Monti, was the first person who I was able to award the Medal of Honor to who actually came back and wasn’t receiving it posthumously.”

Wrong. Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti was actually killed in Afghanistan on June 21, 2006. In September 2009, President Obama awarded him the Medal of Honor posthumously.

On his Facebook page this evening, Monti’s father, Paul, posted: “FYI- President Barack Obama telephoned me personally this afternoon to apologize for his error in his speech to the 10th mountain division re: Jared’s medal ceremony. Apology accepted.”

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  • Txn4ever

    Imagine the feeding frenzie if Sarah Palin made such a gaffe.

    Mr. Affirmative action will get a pass.

  • Mama Grizzly

    Obama works “social norming” in interpersonal communication to the max–just like every sociopath (anti-social personality disorder) does. People don’t even see it coming.

  • saveus

    of course, ignored by the main stream obama cheerleaders

  • jony101

    first there is no reason for him to apologize. People who are stupid shouldn’t have to apologize for there lack of brainpower, they would be apologizing all day long. He needs to stay on the teleprompter at all times to prevent these types of mistakes. He didn’t get elected because of mental greatness.

  • Obama’s Stench of Failure is Unmistakable

    Its all moron all the time with this president and his ineradicable stench of failure and incompetence. Nov 2012 cannot get here soon enough!

  • FurryGuyJeans

    #1 June 24, 2011 at 10:11 pm
    Txn4ever commented:

    Imagine the feeding frenzie if Sarah Palin made such a gaffe.

    Mr. Affirmative action will get a pass.

    We already know how Bush would have been savaged if he had done it.

  • gus

    The KENYAN FUKTARD has awarded HOW MANY…..Medals of Honor???
    And the 89 iq’d affirmative action loser, can’t remember the story??

  • RS

    As for the apology, at least someone, some functionary in the administration is aware of the disrespect shown by the President for a true fallen hero and had him apologize to the family.

    Not Obama, for sure, but some faint trace of integrity is present somewhere in the White House staff.

    I pray for them. Their observation of failure in the one will not go unpunished.

  • kato

    One hopes the family realizes that we have a subprime president, a mere errand boy for special interests, who has his public utterances preprogrammed. We’ve seen repeatedly what happens when he has to speak without the teleprompter.

    As I said…subprime.

  • Chisum

    BO is a loser by any measure used.

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  • Chisum

    James Taranto asks the age old question:

    Why is the World’s Greatest Orator such a dreadful rhetorician?


  • Chisum

    Remember this?

    Debate video: Obama can’t remember the soldier’s name on his bracelet


  • Chisum

    He apologized THIRTY HOURS LATER!


  • Lizzy

    Is there no mistake the MSM won’t cover up for this man? This is so vile and there is no excuse
    or after thought of an apology for the pain he caused the parents of this brave soldier not comrade! He has such disdain for the military he just used them so he could have taxpayers for
    his fundraising. Shameful and how on earth does he continue to get a pass? Some mistakes are not fixed with a belated sorry this is one of them.

  • jimg

    Give credit to Monti’s father, Paul.

    I’m not sure I would’ve been as gracious.


    empty meaningless apology…he didn’t mean a word of it at all….mooslum kenyan fraud

  • bg


    that’s a first..


  • RedBeard

    This is what happens when the teleprompter breaks down, and Obama has to work from his own defective, cramped, sweaty little brain.

    And Chisum brings up a great point. Any normal human who made such a horrid mistake would have tried to correct it immediately. I’m sure he was informed of his gaffe within minutes. Did it take more than a day for his political operatives to convince him that he had to say something, even though he still didn’t want to do so?

  • chicago

    the affirmative action in chief has never cared about the military, its personnel, and veterans. he doesn’t care about how we feel, nor does he care whether or not we’re offended. if he truly care enough about military personnel and veterans, he would ensure that his staff is accurate when inserting names in his totus speeches.

    he makes a gaffe, the lamestream media will overlook it. then he’ll make an attempt to apologize and then “all if forgiven.” it’s no different from his statement that the military is simply “air raiding civilians and villages” in afghanistan when he was campaigining.

    for me personally, I don’t like the fact that our current military personnel has to have a full blown liar and military hater as their commander in chief. I had the good fortune of having Ronald Reagan and HW Bush as my commander in chiefs when I served, but had the displeasure of having Bill Clinton as my commander in chief during my reserve duty in the 90’s….but compared to clinton, having Obama as commander in chief, an admitted military hater, a socialist (when most of my military career was during the cold war against socialists/communists), and total liar….it would definitely lower morale.

  • CommieJuice

    You really want to apologize? Resign! You are a pathetic disgrace! Another term would be the worst overall act of terrorism this country could ever do to itself.

  • MAJ Mike

    Most brillant public speaker, evah!!

    So smart that HE’s absolutely god-like in HIS awesomeness!!!

    Never underestimate the stupidity of large groups of voters, they got us here.

  • patriot games

    You might feel sorry for someone else, feeling he just made a mistake, but Obama does this 10 times every day–his phony pandering to epeople he doesn’t give a damn about, like the military and unemployed Americans. When you’re insincere and putting on a phony act, of course you’re going to trip up.

  • JimmyT

    Don’t forget all the “dead” soldiers he saw in the crowd during his first Memorial Day speech. I don’t care what anybody says, this man is stupid.

  • Eddie Willers

    Trust me, if Jared Monti, Sal Guinta & Leroy Petry (who has had the MOH bestowed upon him by Congress & will have it placed around his neck by Obama July 12th) mattered 1 iota to Obama he would have remembered their names.

    Obama & Moochelle think what they are doing is sacrificing.
    In his prime Obama couldn’t have made it through 3 weeks of Marine Corps (silent ps) or Army basic training. Wouldn’t last 1 day in any special forces training.

  • chicago

    #24 Obama wouldn’t even get it….he’ll fail the piss test right off the bat with all the drugs he’s taking.

  • Eddie Willers

    Oh & Just for the edification of all those who keep repeating the other huge mistake in Mr. Obama’s narrative, Obama doesn’t award this Medal of Honor, CONGRESS does that…

    All Obama does is preside over the ceremony where the honor is bestowed upon the recipient, or his family if its awarded posthumously.

  • Hot Tips 2011

    Hello? Hello? this is President Obam…CLICK. Dial tone……President Clueless
    stares at phone. ??????