• Staff Sgt. Salvatore "Sal" Giunta, who became the first non-posthumous Medal of Honor recipient sine Vietnam for his heroic efforts during Operation Enduring Freedom, receives congratulations in the hours before he received the medal from President Barack Obama at the White House, Nov. 16, 2010.

    Handshakes with Staff Sgt. Giunta

    Staff Sgt. Salvatore "Sal" Giunta, who became the first non-posthumous Medal of Honor recipient sine Vietnam for his heroic efforts during Operation Enduring Freedom, receives congratulations in the hours before he received the medal from President...

  • Martha Raddatz, ABC News correspondent, interviews Staff Sgt. Salvatore "Sal" Giunta, who received the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama during a White House ceremony Nov. 16. The U.S. Congress awards the medal, the nation's highest military honor, for risk of life in combat beyond the call of duty. Giunta, who is the first non-postumous award recipient since Vietnam, was honored for actions during a firefight in the Korengal valley of Afghanistan in October 2007.

    Interviewing Staff Sgt. Giunta

    Martha Raddatz, ABC News correspondent, interviews Staff Sgt. Salvatore "Sal" Giunta, who received the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama during a White House ceremony Nov. 16. The U.S. Congress awards the medal, the nation's highest military...

  • Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. and his wife, Sheila, host Staff Sgt. Sal Giunta and his family for dinner at their house on Fort Myers, Va., Nov. 15, 2010.

    Giunta family at CSA's quarters

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. and his wife, Sheila, host Staff Sgt. Sal Giunta and his family for dinner at their house on Fort Myers, Va., Nov. 15, 2010.

  • Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston, Staff Sgt. Salvatore "Sal" Giunta, Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr., and the Giunta family dine at the Chief's residence on Fort Myers, Va., Nov. 15, 2010.

    Dinner

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston, Staff Sgt. Salvatore "Sal" Giunta, Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr., and the Giunta family dine at the Chief's residence on Fort Myers, Va., Nov. 15, 2010.

  • Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston and Jennifer Giunta look at photos of previous Army Chiefs of Staff at the Chief of Staff's quarters on Fort Myers, Va., Nov. 15, 2010.

    Looking at photos

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston and Jennifer Giunta look at photos of previous Army Chiefs of Staff at the Chief of Staff's quarters on Fort Myers, Va., Nov. 15, 2010.

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