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SSG Salvatore Augustine Giunta
Born January 21, 1985
Medal of Honor
President Barack Obama awarded the United States highest military decoration, the Medal of Honor, to
Army Staff Sergeant Salvatore A. Giunta, the first to be
awarded to a living recipient since the Vietnam War.
During the ceremony, the President went off script and
said, "I really like this guy."
The world was watching the Medal of Honor ceremony on
TV on Nov. 16, as Giunta stood at attention while President Obama placed the blue ribboned Medal of Honor around his neck. In a
brief statement, Giunta said, he was "honored and
humbled to be singled out for the nation's highest military honor".
The 25 year old soldier was serving as a rifle
team leader in the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan when
an insurgent ambush split his squad in two.
The Iowa soldier was under fire when he pulled
his fellow soldier back to cover and rescued another
who was being carried away by
We raise our hand in salute to Medal of Honor
recipient Army Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta.
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