Skip to comments.EXCLUSIVE:1st Living Medal of Honor Winner Since Vietnam Tells His Story (video)
Posted on 09/13/2010 10:16:36 PM PDT by STARWISE
Army Staff Sgt., Awarded Medal of Honor for Valor in Afghanistan, Says Comrades Going Beyond Call Every Day
America's first living recipient of the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War says the heroic actions he undertook in Afghanistan are as brave as what every American soldier experiences day in and day out during their tours of duty in that country.
Interview - Staff Sgt Salvatore Giunta
(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...
Another account of the deadly battle
Medal of Honor for living soldier: first time since Vietnam" (ceremonies Oct. 6)
Such humble, unbelievable heroes, such great parents from the heartland of the USA .. Iowa. God bless and protect them all and all those in harm's way for America and for freedom.
~~ Incredible heroes ~~
Go Sky Soldier.. 173rd all the way...
My step dad is looking down from heaven with all the other sky soldiers that went before him.. With pride in there hearts..
Once again folks, these HEROES are not “Winners” of the Congressional Medal of Honor, they are recipients. They EARNED the medals, they didn’t win them in some stupid lottery. Just thought I’d clear that up.
I am with you on that one...last night when BOR said “winner” I screamed at the TV he was an awardee or honoree, not a winner of some prize.
I know those calling them winners are not trying to demean them or deminish their service, it just sets me off when someone uses that term in the context of a heroic act.
I know I get a little persnickety sometimes about the “winner” thing, but I’ve written and processed awards at the Legion of Merit level and below. No where in any awards manual does the word “winner” appear.
What incredible role models these heros are for a whole generation growing up right now! God bless and protect them always.
I must say SSgt Salvatore Giunta is a class act. Now - when will he be selected for OCS?
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