Medal of Honor awarded to Korengal valley soldier

November 17, 2010

The video below describes the story of America’s first living recipient of the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam war. Staff Sgt. Sal Giunta was awarded the United States highest military honour for rescuing a captured colleague in the Korengal valley, Afghanistan.

The Sal Giunta Story from Sebastian Junger on Vimeo.

Meanwhile according to Militaryblogging.com, somebody was running a Twitter account pretending to be Sal Giunta. It appears to have been subsequently changed to "the first and best tribute page" to the soldier.