posted on Nov, 17 2010 @ 10:51 PM
A star and flag for posting this extremely rare event.
While SSgt. Giunta will be viewed by many as being a hero amongst heroes, he will humbly declined that he is.
What makes it so great among Medal of Honor recipients is that they all declare themselves not to be heroes. You can't have nothing but unwaivering
and absolute respect for each these heroes. Makes a man get choked up that there are real men of honor still existing today.
All this being said, I would've waited until the next POTUS to award it. Obama probably hated presenting it as much as SSgt. Guinta hated recieving it
from him (of all people).
And again, with that being said, the United States can't possibly give to this soldier what he deserves.
EDIT: In response to Rockpuck above, I'll have to agree that there are many heroes that go unrecognized in their actions under combat conditions. Hats
off to all unsung heroes.
edit on 17/11/10 by Intelearthling because: (no reason given)