Congressman Jim Bridenstine Recognizes Medal of Honor Recipient Spc. 4 Donald Sloat from Coweta
Washington, DC, September 18, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ceremonies at the White House, the Pentagon, and in Oklahoma over the past few days have recognized Army Specialist Four Donald P. Sloat from Coweta, Oklahoma. Spc. 4 Sloat was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously for his heroic act that saved the lives of his companions during the Vietnam War.
The U.S. Army reports his gallantry:
Spc. 4 Donald P. Sloat distinguished himself while serving as a machine gunner with 3rd Platoon, Company D, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 196th Light Infantry Brigade, Americal Division, during combat operations near Danang, South Vietnam.
"I was honored to facilitate the Medal of Honor recognition long overdue to this brave soldier by moving the requisite legislation through Congress. After meeting with his family, I am even more moved. Members of my staff were able to attend the ceremonies at Coweta and the Pentagon. We are all honored to know the bravery of this young man from our district,"
Sheryl Kaufman, Communications Director
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