Army Staff Sgt. Sal Giunta is awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama for conspicuous gallantry during a ceremony Nov. 16, 2010, at the White House in Washington. Giunta received the medal for his courageous actions during combat operations against an armed enemy in October 2007 in the Korengal Valley, Afghanistan. He is the first living veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to receive the medal.

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