Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thank You Veterans

On November 16, 2010, Staff Sergeant Sal Giunta of the 173rd Airborne will become the first living Medal of Honor recipient since the Vietnam War. His actions occurred in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley during the deployment chronicled in the movie "Restrepo." Watch this fourteen-minute video for his story.  Note: he's in the Army, and he talks like he's in the Army.

 


The Sal Giunta Story from Ryan Blaind on Vimeo.

If you have the chance, read the book "War" by Sebastian Junger and the accompanying movie "Restrepo".  Both offer a unbelievable look into the lives of men and women who are still serving today and what the future holds for them and our country as these Soldiers, Marines, Airmen and Seaman return to society.   

Here is a link to the article chronicling his story in Vanity Fair: 

The Honor of His Company