First Living Medal of Honor recipient since Vietnam is named.

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    First Living Medal of Honor recipient since Vietnam is named.

    SSG Sal Giunta, a paratrooper w/ the 173rd Airborne, is likely to be the first living Medal of Honor recipient since the Vietnam War.

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    Everyone who has a hand in this process should be ashamed of themselves. No living MoH recipients since Vietnam.... crazy ridiculous.

    I hope SSG Giunta paves the way for those who are living and deserve to wear this medal.
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    That's great...........
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    I sincerely hope he receives it. It is a great honor, and the nation needs flesh and blood hero's. One of the other 7 MOH's from OIF/OEF was from my battalion, but downgraded to a Navy Cross (not to take away from that award or everything that goes with it.), but I think for service members it also kind of carries a validation with it, that we are doing the right thing, and the Republic is grateful for the sacrifices made. I really think a living MOH recipient represents a whole lot more than just one man and his actions (certainly not to take away from what the SSgt did either, I'd bet he knows what I mean though).
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    Quote Originally Posted by buckeyeLCPL View Post
    I sincerely hope he receives it. It is a great honor, and the nation needs flesh and blood hero's. One of the other 7 MOH's from OIF/OEF was from my battalion, but downgraded to a Navy Cross (not to take away from that award or everything that goes with it.), but I think for service members it also kind of carries a validation with it, that we are doing the right thing, and the Republic is grateful for the sacrifices made. I really think a living MOH recipient represents a whole lot more than just one man and his actions (certainly not to take away from what the SSgt did either, I'd bet he knows what I mean though).
    Quote Originally Posted by varob View Post
    Everyone who has a hand in this process should be ashamed of themselves. No living MoH recipients since Vietnam.... crazy ridiculous.

    I hope SSG Giunta paves the way for those who are living and deserve to wear this medal.


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    Once you read what was done, then you begin to understand how great a feat it is, and what an honor it is for him, and our country.
    Yes , there are more who are deserving of this honor, and you shouldn't have to be deceased to have it bestowed on you

    Here is a brief description from the article I read;



    Giunta went above and beyond the call of duty when he exposed himself to enemy fire to pull a fellow soldier back to cover. He engaged the enemy again when he saw two insurgents carrying away a wounded soldier, 22-year-old Sgt. Joshua C. Brennan, of McFarland, Wis. Giunta killed one insurgent and wounded the other before tending to Brennan, who died the next day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckeyeLCPL View Post
    I sincerely hope he receives it.
    Fortunately from what I've read it's now a done deal!! And about time....

    The only thing that annoys be is the timing of the announcement, it just smells to political to me announcing on 9/10, kind of detracts from things
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    as a ret 1Sgt with 3 cbt tours, i salute him, thanks as your convection to the service, G bless you, family and your unit..
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