Tonight was a special Father's Day edition of Someone You Should Know. Bruce McQuain from QandO.net, a Vietnam veteran with 28-year's experience in the U.S. Army, does a wonderful job with this series because he knows of what speaks, and he crafts beautiful narratives about these heroes.
Tonight, he told us about Raynham, Mass. native Jared C. Monti. He did so not through media accounts, but from the comments of Jared's fellow soldiers. It is an amazing testimonial to the kind of soldier and person he was.
Immediately following Bruce's moving tribute, we were honored to welcome Paul Monti, Jared's father. This was a difficult night for Paul, last Father's Day was the last time he spoke to Jared, he was killed three days later, on June 21, 2006.
Paul spoke movingly about his son, the determined kid, how he made the high school varsity basketball team on his third try, and ended the season as one of the teams best players. Jared was always sticking up for the little guy. He w