Schuitmaker welcomes Medal of Honor recipient to state Capitol

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LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker welcomed Vietnam veteran and recent Medal of Honor recipient SPC James McCloughan to the Michigan Capitol on Wednesday.

“McCloughan served as a medic and his actions directly resulted in 10 American lives being saved,” said Schuitmaker, R-Lawton. “On behalf of every member who sits in this chamber, I would like to salute SPC McCloughan for his bravery and heroism and honor his time in the armed forces. He is the true embodiment of courage and many men owe their lives to his actions from nearly a half-century ago.”

McCloughan is a resident of Casco Township and joined Schuitmaker on the Senate floor as members paid tribute to his courageous display of heroism during the Vietnam War and honored him as a Medal of Honor recipient.

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Editor’s note: A print-quality photograph of Schuitmaker welcoming Wednesday’s guests is available by clicking on the image or by visiting the senator’s website at: www.SenatorTonyaSchuitmaker.com. Click on “Photowire” under the Media Center tab.

PHOTO CAPTION: State Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker, R-Lawton, places a pin on SPC James McCloughan during a Senate ceremony recognizing his service and honoring him as a Medal of Honor recipient.