President Obama will award a posthumous Medal of Honor on Thursday to Army Sgt. First Class Jared Monti, who was shot to death in the Afghan mountains in 2006 while trying for the third time to save a wounded comrade.
It's the nation's highest military honor.
The White House says Monti went above and beyond the call of duty in sacrificing his own life to save another during combat.
Monti was a Massachusetts native and is the second service member awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Afghanistan. His parents will join the president in the East Room for Thursday's ceremony.