MoH Motherfuckers

WASHINGTON — Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta has made no attempt to hide just how uncomfortable he is with the attention and accolades surrounding the Medal of Honor that he’ll formally receive on Tuesday.

“I’m a regular line Soldier, so this is a new world, sitting out here under these lights in the field with these cameras pointed on us, talking with a little, secret earpiece,” he said during a Pentagon press conference in September, shortly after his name and story were made public. “It’s definitely interesting and exciting.”

It was also a preview of a new reality for Giunta, the first living Medal of Honor recipient for actions in the current wars.

Watch it live: The Medal of Honor Ceremony will stream live online this afternoon.
The White House

He is no longer a regular line Soldier. He’s the first living active-duty servicemember to be awarded the nation’s highest honor for battlefield heroics since the Vietnam War, a role that automatically sets him apart from his peers.

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About Capers Bar

I am retired Army officer. I used to fly helicopters and airplanes while I was in the Army. Nowadays, I do other things that are not so cool and sexy. I decided to write about my journey or whatever you want to call it towards running a half-marathon this fall. I have been running since 1983, I have run the Duke City full and half marathons. I don't run that fast anymore, I did win a 10K when I was 21, those days are mercifully past me. The fastest mile I have turned is a 5:05 during one of those Army physical fitness test 2 mile runs. The point I am making is that I am old, slow, and experienced runner. I named the blog after my running buddy, Bandit, an Australian Blue Heeler. He is my 3rd K-9 running buddy, the previous two dogs were black labs. I hope to write about some of my discussions that I have with Bandit in the future. I once owned, but since sold and a satirical and irreverent sports blog that was moderately successful. I was published in the left-wing national sports media by Sports Illustrated and ESPN. I am "stuck" in Alabama working for a military contractor. I am working so fricking hard to get back to Southeast New Mexico or West Texas. Fingers and toes crossed.

2 comments on “MoH Motherfuckers

  1. He is a True American Hero… His quote, “I’m just an average Soldier, just imagine what a good Soldier is like…” hits me in the teeth… God Bless SSG Giunta

  2. All respect and gratitude to SSG Giunta and his fellow soldiers.

    Be a hero. Hire a vet.

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