Hall of Fame Coach and Vietnam Medal of Honor
Jim McCloughan wrestled in college in Michigan. He wanted to teach and coach after graduating, but instead he was drafted and was sent to Vietnam. Jim was made a medic since he was an athlete figure and knew how to care for himself.
One day, while in Vietnam, he repeatedly went into a killing field saving 10 soldiers. He would lift the wounded soldiers and put them on his shoulders running low to avoid being shot. As Jim said, when he got back to their base of operation, he would slide in like he did when he played high school baseball.
During Jim’s efforts to recover wounded soldiers,  he too was wounded, but he kept fighting on. After Vietnam, he went back to Michigan where he started teaching and coaching. Jim was eventually inducted into the Hall of Fame as the football, baseball, and wrestling coach in Michigan.
Jim McCloughan

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