Staff Sgt. Sal Giunta became the first living recipient of the Medal Of Honor since Vietnam today, and it’s a reward well deserved. The ceremony is below. Obama did ok in presenting it and Sal Giunta is obviously a true hero who doesn’t believe he deserved it. In fact at the 10 minute mark Obama notes how low-key Sgt. Giunta is about the MOH and brings up the fact that Giunta’s Captain stated he lived up to the memory Audie Murphy:
60 Minutes did a great profile of Staff Sgt. Sal Giunta:
The Army did an excellent webpage on the Staff Sergeant and below is another video done on his story:
There are so many acts of heroism that go unnoticed today, but today our nation recognized a great hero and rewarded him for his dedication to his friends and his country. It’s so awesome to see the MOH awarded to someone still alive to receive it.