President awards Medal Of Honor to Living Recipient

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  1. Luigi59

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    Something you haven't seen in almost 40 years.

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    November 16, 2010

    WASHINGTON | Ambushed in Afghanistan, Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta
    stepped into a “wall of bullets” and chased down two Taliban fighters
    who were carrying away his mortally wounded friend.

    Three years after acts of battlefield bravery, Giunta on Tuesday
    became the first living service member from the Afghanistan and
    Iraq wars to receive the nation’s top military award, the Medal of
    Honor. He’s the first living medal recipient in nearly 40 years.

    Far from the perilous ridge where his unit was attacked on a
    moonlit night in October 2007, Giunta stood in the glittering
    White House East Room, in the company of military brass, past
    Medal of Honor winners, his surviving comrades and families as
    President Barack Obama hung the blue ribbon cradling the medal
    around Giunta’s neck.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daxukxd3hHY&playnext=1&list=QL
     
  2. Pima

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    I am amazed at the whole story, but I also think about the fact that he is in his 20's is amazing.
     
  3. Maximus

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    Damn I think I got some dust in my eyes watching that video....what a man and what a soldier!

    Here is another video of his mom and dad, what great parents!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZooVEyTHvVI&feature=related
     
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    What an amazing story- thanks for making this thread!
     
  5. rkrosnar

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    President awards Medal....

    He is a true amercian hero. Someone to look up to. A modern Audie Murphy, if there is anyone who can remember.

    God Bless him and our country,

    RGK
     
  6. cooper1234

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    I watched his 60 minutes interview, and honestly, all I can see is he was probably the most humble person I have ever seen. He almost broke down n tears when he re-told the story, and said how he didn't deserve it, and almost got angry about getting it.
     

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