First CMOH for living service member: SGT Salvatore Giunta, US Army
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 10, 2010
Readout of the President’s call with Specialist Salvatore Giunta
Yesterday, President Obama spoke with Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta to inform him that he will be awarded the Medal of Honor for acts of gallantry at the risk of his life that went above and beyond the call of duty. Sergeant Giunta will be the first living service member to be awarded the Medal of Honor for service in Iraq or Afghanistan. The President thanked Sergeant Giunta for his service and extraordinary bravery in battle.