Salvatore Giunta Medal of Honor Part 1

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  • Published on:  Monday, October 18, 2010
  • Staff Sgt. Salvatore A. Giunta, a Vicenza, Italy, based paratrooper, was awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism above and beyond the call of duty in Afghanistan.

    Giunta, serving with Company B, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, and a native of Hiawatha, Iowa, will be the first living service member to earn the award since Vietnam.

    In this moving interview, Giunta describes the October 2007 ambush in the Korengal Valley, for which his warrior skills and bravery are being recognized, and reflects on the meaning of his experiences.

    Devoid of any false bravado or cliche, a great soldier, a true hero tells it all in his own words — not to be missed.
    Interview by Rick Scavetta, filmed and edited by Jim McGee.
  • Source: https://youtu.be/IQVtCDKAR5c
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  • felipe Pacau

    felipe Pacau

     6 months ago

    big hero. so sorry for your friends.

  • Ιωάννης the parthenopean

    Ιωάννης the parthenopean

     2 years ago

    I AM PROUD TO BE ITALIAN <

  • Gary Bowen

    Gary Bowen

     4 years ago

    I thought I would pass this along for those interested, it is a two part accounting, this is part one.

  • wilson blauheuer

    wilson blauheuer

     4 years ago

    Not today.      !

  • residentflea

    residentflea

     5 years ago

    34.9425N,70.9519E the unsung men

  • Jackie Taylor

    Jackie Taylor

     6 years ago +1

    RIP SSG. Larry I Rougle KIA 10-23-2007. I've heard of you (Guinta) during conversations with my Larry before he passed. Hope to meet you one day when I'm in CO. THANK YOU for all you've done and for being a friend to my Larry.

  • Daniel Pryce

    Daniel Pryce

     6 years ago

    He is out of the military and is currently attending University in Colorado.

  • Chaotic Substance

    Chaotic Substance

     6 years ago

    Anybody know where Giunta is now?

  • County Line Guy

    County Line Guy

     6 years ago

    I'm a fellow Iowan, fellow Army Soldier. Hooah from Ankeny!

  • Kortney Cooley

    Kortney Cooley

     6 years ago

    HE'S FROM IOWA AND IM IN IOWA

  • mgbushido

    mgbushido

     6 years ago

    “We sleep safely in out beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence upon those who would harm us”

  • saddw ascva

    saddw ascva

     7 years ago

    I WANT THAT MUSIC!

  • pearun kong

    pearun kong

     7 years ago

    Damn. i Gave him a salute. Even When all im looking at is a screen

  • tchd

    tchd

     7 years ago

    OOORAAAH! GIUNTA!!!

  • 100PercentOJ

    100PercentOJ

     7 years ago +1

    How come more people know what Charlie Sheen smoked last night than what this guy did for his comrades?

  • Mark Pross

    Mark Pross

     7 years ago

    i got to meet this man at the funeral of PFC Nicholas Cook, THEY are the reason i am proud to be an american

  • SIX1NINEKING

    SIX1NINEKING

     7 years ago

    OOORAAHHH!!!! TO YOU MY BROTHER IN ARMS!!! CONGRATZ!!!

  • radioahole

    radioahole

     7 years ago

    ALL THE WAY! AIRBORNE!!! HOOAH!

  • Gazzara5

    Gazzara5

     7 years ago

    @hranolo No apologies necessary. Your English is better than my Czech.

  • Gazzara5

    Gazzara5

     7 years ago

    Viva Salvatore Giunta! Forza d'italiana!