Medal of Honor Recipient Salvatore Giunta 'As Humble as He Is Heroic'

Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta became the first living service member awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism in the wars in Afghanistan or Iraq at a White House ceremony this afternoon. The medal has been awarded posthumously seven previous times for those wars. Giunta received the medal for his heroic actions in a firefight in Afghanistan three years ago. At the start of the ceremony, President Obama digressed from his script and ad libbed, "I really like this guy," a comment that drew...Full Story
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