Monday, September 13, 2010


It is becoming increasingly rare for a living member of the U.S. military to receive the Medal of Honor.

Army Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta will become the first living service member from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to receive the Medal of Honor; this will be the eighth Medal of Honor bestowed since September 11th, 2001.

Giunta, 25, of Hiawatha, Iowa, was serving as a rifle team leader with Company B, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment when an insurgent ambush split his squad into two groups on Oct. 25, 2007, in the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan.

Giunta went above and beyond the call of duty when he exposed himself to enemy gunfire to try to save two fellow soldiers in a deadly ambush. He engaged the enemy again when he saw two insurgents carrying away a wounded soldier, Sgt. Joshua C. Brennan, 22, of McFarland, Wis. Giunta killed one insurgent and wounded the other before tending to Brennan, who died the next day.

Read the entire story here.


  1. God Bless this man. Thanks to him and all who serve!

  2. Wow! God bless this man, and everyone who fights alongside him.

    Think this helps his career?

  3. BKill you have a point but forgot one more/his actions not only helps his career but the career of all the ones that made it out alive because of him/not intended as a knee shot, just grateful to God Almighty that he was there at that time and did what needed to be done.
    May His Arm be around SSg Giunta always

  4. Good to go, as it is about time as The M.O.H. was turning into a dead man's medal! I will sleep a lot better tonight knowing that we still have Studs like the Good S/Sgt. Giunta in our ranks.

  5. wow ! this guy is a true hero! there's no doubt about it!