For those of us not able to be present when this young NCO received the Medal of Honor, here is a video link to the 8-minute presentation by the president. SSG Giunta is the first living service member to receive this award since the war in Vietnam. This is what our country needs, leaders like SSG Giunta, who is so humble, and very squared away. I took three things away from this, first SSG Giunta’s leadership, how humble he is. Second, the President’s sincerity for this even and toward SSG Giunta (shows me that he can have a better half of his term if he stands up to big money and turns attention to helping the middle class), and the third, is the comradship of SSG Giunta’s fellow soldiers who attended, some that even left the Army, still showed up to support him. That makes the Band of Brothers more than a bumper sticker.
If you don’t have 8 minutes to invest, as my good friend SFC Jeffrey (R) Roper so eloquently pointed out to me, take the time to listen to this Soldier speak for the last 40 seconds of the video. It’s worth your time.