Photo Credit: Courtesy of Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta
Staff Sgt. Salvatore âSalâ Giunta, the first living recipient of the nationâs 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 heâs a hero, but in honor of the men he fought with and the men who died that day.