Reluctant hero become Medal of Honor Recipient

This illustration of Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta shows members of his 1st Platoon, Battle Company, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team in the background.

An Illustration of Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta shows members of his 1st Platoon, Battle Company, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team in the background.

  • Staff. Sgt. Salvatore Giunta to be awarded the Medal of Honor today by President Barak Obama in a White House Ceremony.
  • He will be the first non-postumous recipient of the award since Vietnam.
  • The medal is for actions in a firefight in the Korengal Valley, Afghanistan, Oct. 2007.
  • Read more about Staff Sgt. Giunta, his heroic actions by clicking here.

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