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Congratulations Sgt. Giunta

A big, big, big shout-out is in order for Sgt. Salvatore Giunta, “the first living American service member from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to be honored with the U.S. military's highest decoration,” the Medal of Honor. We think two videos showcase his accomplishments best:

- The first is from the PBS Newshour, which has two interviews and footage from today’s ceremony.

- The second is from this weekend’s 60 Minutes, which has a good description of what happened.

Sgt. Giunta is a member of my former unit, 2-503rd “The ROCK,” part of the 173rd Airborne Brigade, the best battalion and best brigade in the military.

four comments

I have heard he only accepted the honor begrudgingly. Have you read or heard anything like that?

Check out the sixty minutes video.

Just fantastic! It is such a pleasure to be able to see and hear him and about his good works.

And I will verify what the news reports say, SGT Giunta is just a good and humble guy.