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Alexa and Brooke
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"I have never gone to war alone. I have never been in a firefight alone and I have never felt alone in the Army ... The only reason I was able to do what I did is because (other guys) were doing everything they could do" (quoted by srg. giunta)
Sgt. Giunta enlisted in the U.S. Army on November of 2003. He he went to the Infantry One Station Unit Training and the Basic Airborne Course at Fort Benning, Georgia, before he was assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy, on May 24, 2004.
Salvatore A. Giunta
Oct. 25, 2007, Giunta’s platoon made a movement to contact to interdict enemy forces on the Gatigal Spur, in order to provide over watch for 2nd and 3rd platoon’s exfil back to Combat Outpost Vimot, and the Korengal Outpost. While conducting their exfil from the platoon’s blocking position, Spc. Giunta’s platoon was ambushed by 10 to 15 enemy personnel who utilized an “L” shaped, near ambush that was within 10 meters of the platoon’s main body. The enemy fired 10
Grenades and three machine guns from the apex of the ambush and additional AK-47s from throughout the ambush line.
Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta is the first living soldier from the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan to be chosen to receive the Medal of Honor.
On a way to a mission srg. Giunta took him and his group on a two hour hike witch just before daybreak at their outlook post they made it there just before dawn.
Giunta was 22 years old and a specialist serving as a rifle team leader with Company B, 2nd Battalion.
Giunta ordered his men to take cover, and soon after sprinted toward cover himself before engaging the enemy. He would later say that it seemed there were “more bullets in the air than stars in the sky.”
We think this is true patriotism from giunta.