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High Honors: Living Soldier Awarded Medal of Honor for Afghanistan Service

Army Sgt. Salvatore Giunta is the first living soldier to be awarded the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War. The following are images from the ceremony, his service in Afghanistan and his family life. 

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Nov. 16: President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor to Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta, who rescued two members of his squad in October 2007 while fighting in the war in Afghanistan, at the White House in Washington, D.C.

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Medal of Honor Ceremony

Nov. 16: President  Obama presents the Medal of Honor to Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta, who rescued two members of his squad in October 2007 while fighting in the war in Afghanistan.

Medal of Honor Ceremony

Nov. 16: President Barack Obama smiles after he presented the Medal of Honor to Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House.

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Medal of Honor Ceremony

Nov. 16: President Barack Obama recognizes members of Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta's unit before presenting him with the Medal of Honor during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C. Giunta, of Hiawatha, Iowa, is the first living veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to receive the award.

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Shown here is Army Sgt. Salvatore Giunta. 

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Shown here is Army Sgt. Salvatore Giunta. 

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President Obama calls Sgt. Salvatore Giunta on Sept. 9, 2010. 

 

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Army Sgt. Salvatore Giunta, center, is shown with fellow members of his unit in Afghanistan in 2007. 

Courtesy of Maj. Dan Kearney

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Army Sgt. Salvatore Giunta and his wife Jenny pose with their dogs. 

Courtesy of the Giunta family

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Army Sgt. Salvatore Giunta, far left, poses with fellow members of his unit in Afghanistan in 2007. 

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Army Sgt. Salvatore Giunta and wife Jenny are shown at their wedding in November 2009. 

Courtesy of the Giunta family

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Sgt. Josh Brennan is shown in Afghanistan in 2007. 

Courtesy of the Brennan family

High Honors: Living Soldier Awarded Medal of Honor for Afghanistan Service

Army Sgt. Salvatore Giunta is the first living soldier to be awarded the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War. The following are images from the ceremony, his service in Afghanistan and his family life. 

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