November 16th, 2010
08:33 AM ET

Medal of Honor awarded

Medals of Honor have been rare since the end of the Vietnam war. And not one of the recipients from the recent deployments have been alive to have the iconic blue ribbon with the gold star draped around his neck. Until now. On Tuesday, Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta will be awarded the nation's highest medal for valor for his actions in Afghanistan.

See more on Giunta's story, details of the battle and background on the medal

Filed under: Medal of Honor • Troops
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    December 3, 2010 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Dindy.....

    well deserved medal !!

    November 17, 2010 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  3. mcmurdo proud military fiance

    I salut Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta well done soldier, may god bless you and protect you and your wife, and may god protect our troops including my fiance r j p

    November 17, 2010 at 12:55 am | Report abuse |
  4. gordon jones

    It was a great day but a sad day for the troops and the veterans for this united states of america.For such a humble soldier to be giving the greatest honor a soldier could get but to lose two great friends the medal of honor.I salute this young man and others before him and those that will come behind him.May they all be so humble and give theirselves as this young man has."DUTY-HONOR-COUNTRY".
    It is a shame that a fairy tale wedding would show preference to our news networks than something as brave as this.My jeers for not covering this event so all the american people would see it also in all its limelight.My kudos to cspan for carring this great event.

    November 16, 2010 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dindy.....

      gordon jones..

      good post.

      November 17, 2010 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  5. Dan in Lafayette, IN

    All men and women fighting the Taliban and their terrorist allies are heroes for their courageous fight against Islamic radicals!

    November 16, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      Sorry folks,I didn't post the above. This is starting to get old. It must be this Phunnie boy but I'd rather spell it "Pfunnie boy". In German his name would be " Ulkiger Knabe".

      November 16, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Dindy.....

    Hero in our time !!

    November 16, 2010 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  7. Tony Kobylski

    This, gentlemen, is a real American hero.

    November 16, 2010 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Gary Johndro

      Is that right,Tony? YABBA-DABBA-DOO!!!

      November 16, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Andrew Lubin

    Well Done, Soldier. HOOAH!!

    November 16, 2010 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Andrew Lubin

      Hey Phunnie boy,use your own name for crying out loud!!!

      November 16, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
      • Bledsoe

        Don't feel bad Andrew,he does the same thing to me! We'll just have to get used to it!

        November 16, 2010 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |