Reminder: Bloggers unite for Monti Scholars

The radio talk show “Pundit Review,” on WRKO (AM 680), will devote the 8 p.m. hour tonight to raise money for a scholarship fund in honor of SFC Jared C. Monti, killed while trying to save his comrades in Afghanistan. You can donate now by clicking here, or on the small graphic in the upper-right-hand corner of this blog. Here’s my earlier item explaining what it’s all about.

Monday update: Kevin Whalen, the host of “Pundit Review,” reports that the effort raised nearly $3,000. You can still give.

Bloggers unite for Monti Scholars

Monti_bigThe conservative blog Pundit Review and the liberal blog Blue Mass Group are sponsoring a fundraiser for the SFC Jared C. Monti Memorial Scholarship Fund. They’re asking other bloggers to add a link. It’s a worthwhile cause, and I’m happy to do so.

The small box in the upper-right corner of the page will remain live through Sunday. You can make a donation by clicking on it or on the large graphic accompanying this item. (Or here.) There’s an on-air component as well, with Kevin Whalen of the “Pundit Review” radio program raising money this Sunday on WRKO (AM 680) from 8 to 9 p.m.

Pundit Review seems to be down at the moment, but BMG explains it all. SFC Monti, of Raynham, was killed on June 21, 2006, in Afghanistan while trying to save the life of a comrade, showing “immeasurable courage and uncommon valor.” President Obama will present the Medal of Honor to his parents next month.

You might also want to peruse this series of clips on SFC Monti’s life and heroism.

Update: Pundit Review is back up. Here is its take on the fundraiser.