Reluctant hero becomes first living Medal of Honor recipient since Vietnam
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta
Staff Sgt. Salvatore “Sal” Giunta, the first living recipient of the nation’s highest award for valor since Vietnam. President Barack Obama will present the Medal of Honor to Giunta in a White House ceremony Nov. 16 for actions Giunta took in a firefight in the Korengal Valley, Afghanistan, in October 2007. Giunta will accept, not because he believes he’s a hero, but in honor of the men he fought with and the men who died that day.
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