Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Humbled by SGT Giunta

Not since the Vietnam Conflict has a living soldier been bestowed with our country's highest honor, the Congressional Medal of Honor.  They have been awarded, actually 3 since President Obama was elected, but all given to the next of kin of the deceased soldiers.  That changed today as Sergeant Salvatore Giunta was awarded the Medal of Honor by the President.  Thanks to Heidi who directed me to a one-on-one interview from Sunday's  "60 Minutes" episode where SGT Giunta describes exactly what happened in that northern Afghanistan mountainside, 7000 miles away, 3 years ago last month.  His humility, raw emotion, and his dedication to his fellow soldier humbles me more than anything I can remember.  Please watch the interview below.

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