Iowa Soldier Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta First Living Soldier to Receive Medal of Honor Since Vietnam War

By on Nov 16, 2010 in Current Events, United States, World Comments
Army Staff Sergeant Sal Giunta
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Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta is to receive Medal of Honor on Tuesday, November 16, 2010. The award is the United States‘ highest military honor.

According to reports, Army Staff Sgt. Giunta is the first living soldier to receive the award since the Vietnam War.

“When I first heard they were putting me in for the Medal of Honor, I felt lost. Felt kinda angry. It came at such a price,” Sgt. Sal Giunta was quoted saying.

“It’s very bittersweet. I mean, it’s such a huge honor. It’s a great thing. But it is a great thing that has come at a personal loss to so many other families.” he added.

Reports said that Army Staff Sgt. Giunta served as a rifle team leader in Afghanistan when his platoon came under attack in 2007. The Medal of Honor Award is to be given by President Barack Obama.

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