Medal of Honor presented to Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta

By The White HouseNovember 16, 2010

President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor to Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta in the East Room of the White House, November 16, 2010, for his actions of valor during an enemy attack in the Korengal Valley of Afghanistan, Oct. 2007.
1 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor to Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta in the East Room of the White House, November 16, 2010, for his actions of valor during an enemy attack in the Korengal Valley of Afghanistan, Oct. 2007. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta embraces a friend at the conclusion of the Medal of Honor Ceremony in Washington, D.C., Nov. 16, 2010.
2 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta embraces a friend at the conclusion of the Medal of Honor Ceremony in Washington, D.C., Nov. 16, 2010. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen) VIEW ORIGINAL
Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta walks through a cordon of soldiers after recieving the Medal of Honor during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C., Nov.16, 2010.
3 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta walks through a cordon of soldiers after recieving the Medal of Honor during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C., Nov.16, 2010. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen) VIEW ORIGINAL
President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor to U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C., Nov. 16, 2010.
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President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor to Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta, who rescued two members of his squad in October 2007 while fighting in the war in Afghanistan, at the White House in Washington, D.C., Nov. 16, 2010.
5 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor to Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta, who rescued two members of his squad in October 2007 while fighting in the war in Afghanistan, at the White House in Washington, D.C., Nov. 16, 2010. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen) VIEW ORIGINAL
A U.S. Army soldier holds the Medal of Honor that President Barack Obama will place around the neck of Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta, who rescued two members of his squad in October 2007 while fighting in the war in Afghanistan, at the White House in Washington D.C., Nov. 16, 2010.
6 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A U.S. Army soldier holds the Medal of Honor that President Barack Obama will place around the neck of Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta, who rescued two members of his squad in October 2007 while fighting in the war in Afghanistan, at the White House in Washington D.C., Nov. 16, 2010. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen) VIEW ORIGINAL
President Barack Obama and U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta applaud the family of a soldier who gave his life in Afghanistan during a ceremony at the White House in Washington D.C., Nov. 16, 2010.
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President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor to Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C., Nov. 16, 2010.
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President Barack Obama addresses the audience during the Medal of Honor ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C., Nov. 16, 2010. The ceremony was held to present the Medal of Honor to Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta.
9 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – President Barack Obama addresses the audience during the Medal of Honor ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C., Nov. 16, 2010. The ceremony was held to present the Medal of Honor to Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen) VIEW ORIGINAL
President Barack Obama addresses the audience during the Medal of Honor ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C., Nov. 16, 2010. The ceremony was held to present the Medal of Honor to Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta.
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President Barack Obama, Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta and First Lady Michelle Obama enter the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., to begin Giunta's Medal of Honor ceremony, Nov. 16, 2010. Giunta is the first living veteran from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to receive the award.
11 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – President Barack Obama, Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta and First Lady Michelle Obama enter the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., to begin Giunta's Medal of Honor ceremony, Nov. 16, 2010. Giunta is the first living veteran from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to receive the award. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen) VIEW ORIGINAL
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta talks to Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates before Giunta's Medal of Honor ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C., Nov. 16, 2010. Giunta is the first living veteran from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to receive the award.
12 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta talks to Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates before Giunta's Medal of Honor ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C., Nov. 16, 2010. Giunta is the first living veteran from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to receive the award. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen) VIEW ORIGINAL
President Barack Obama applauds after presenting the Medal of Honor to Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta during a ceremony at the White House Nov. 16.
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President Barack Obama, right, and Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta, a Hiawatha, Iowa native, bow in prayer during a Nov. 16 ceremony where Obama presented Giunta with the Medal of Honor.
14 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – President Barack Obama, right, and Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta, a Hiawatha, Iowa native, bow in prayer during a Nov. 16 ceremony where Obama presented Giunta with the Medal of Honor. (Photo Credit: Alexandra Hemmerly-Brown) VIEW ORIGINAL
President Barack Obama, former Medal of Honor winners, and other people in the audience recognize members of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta's unit during Giunta's Medal of Honor presentation ceremony in the East Room of the White House, November 16, 2010.
15 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – President Barack Obama, former Medal of Honor winners, and other people in the audience recognize members of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta's unit during Giunta's Medal of Honor presentation ceremony in the East Room of the White House, November 16, 2010. (Photo Credit: Pete Souza) VIEW ORIGINAL
Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta is recognized by the audience after receiving the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, November 16, 2010. (Official White House Photo)
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President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor to Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta in the East Room of the White House, November 16, 2010, for his actions of valor during an enemy attack in the Korengal Valley of Afghanistan, Oct. 2007. (Official White House Photo)
17 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor to Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta in the East Room of the White House, November 16, 2010, for his actions of valor during an enemy attack in the Korengal Valley of Afghanistan, Oct. 2007. (Official White House Photo) (Photo Credit: Chuck Kennedy) VIEW ORIGINAL
President Barack Obama applauds Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta in the East Room of the White House, November 16, 2010, after presenting the Medal of Honor to him for his actions of valor during an enemy attack in the Korengal Valley of Afghanistan, Oct. 2007.
18 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – President Barack Obama applauds Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta in the East Room of the White House, November 16, 2010, after presenting the Medal of Honor to him for his actions of valor during an enemy attack in the Korengal Valley of Afghanistan, Oct. 2007. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta, who rescued two members of his squad in October 2007 while fighting in the war in Afghanistan, wears his recently awarded Medal of Honor at the White House in Washington, D.C., Nov. 16, 2010.
19 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta, who rescued two members of his squad in October 2007 while fighting in the war in Afghanistan, wears his recently awarded Medal of Honor at the White House in Washington, D.C., Nov. 16, 2010. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen) VIEW ORIGINAL