Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Medal of Honor

If you didn't get to see or hear of the young man from Iowa, staff sergeant Salvator Glunta who received the highest military award, let me tell you, it was very moving.

The now 25 year old veteran is the only living recipient from the Iraq and Afghanistan war and when you see this humble guy, know his commitment to his fellow soldiers when he was 22, my eyes watered. His acts of bravery could have turned out much worse for him as it has for the 7 other Medal of Honor recipients from the Iraq/Afghanistan war.

Whether we agree on the war or not, staff sergeant Glunta is a man we can all look up to and should consider ourselves lucky to have such a man in our military.

2 Comments:

At November 17, 2010 at 10:55 AM , Blogger concerned voter said...

Quite a story there. A real hero for this country to look up to, something we have been sorely missing for a while now.

 
At November 17, 2010 at 11:35 AM , Blogger Old soldier said...

Medal of Honor winners are usually dead. The price to win that medal is pretty high so we should all be proud of this young man who did something that could have cost him his life to protect his friends and fellow soldiers. That sort of bravery is not something you can be taught, but something inbred in your character. To see it from such a young man is very moving, and very inspiring.

 

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