Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Valor

The Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force which can be bestowed upon an individual serving in the Armed Services of the United States. Generally presented to its recipient by the President of the United States of America in the name of Congress.

For the first time since the Vietnam War the Congressional Medal of Honor will be awarded to a living recipient.  His name is Salvatore Giunta, of the United States Army.  

Ironically, and typically of the men who win this award, he does not consider himself a hero.  That is, however, exactly what he is. 

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