“The actions we honor today were not a passing moment of courage. They were the culmination of a life of character and commitment,” said Barack Obama as he posthumously presented Jared with the first Medal of Honor for a 10th Mountain Division soldier since World War II. The name “Monti” happens to come from the Italian word for “Mountain.” Jared died a heroic death but, more importantly, lived a heroic life. The book tells the story of that life. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Jared. C. Monti Charitable Contribution Fund which aids military charities, including the Fort Drum Scholarship Fund.
Paul, a childhood friend of author Len Sandler, has been unable to throw out anything of his son’s. His house is crowded with boxes of his personal belongings and he continues to drive Jared’s Dodge Ram truck. Songwriter Connie Harrington heard a radio interview with Paul inspiring “I Drive Your Truck” which became the #1 country song in America. The song will be performed live during the Soldier Outreach Show.
An overview of the book is on www.seeyouonthehighground.com.