Post # 1
In a world full of “wooo William and Kate are getting married!” and our own world’s filled with wedding planning, let us just remember that today, for the first time since Vietnam, the President awarded the Medal of Honor to a living member of our military.
While many men and women have performed acts of tremendous heroism – and I certainly hope awarding this Honor become more common for such acts as it had been in other wars – let us say HOORAH to SSgt Guinta!
Post # 3
Wow has it been that long! what an honor for SSgt Guinta !
Post # 4
That was such a cool story, and he was so humble (as are most of them). Hearing that story made me so proud of the men and women in my family who serve. My cousin just hit theater this morning, I am such a proud cousin.
Post # 5
Wow, that’s awesome! Thanks for posting this. Big yay for those who have served/are serving!
Post # 6
there have been Maid/Matron of Honor awards for killed personnel in the last 9 years (Iraq/Afghanistan) but Guinta is the first living one. There are currently 87 living recipients of the Medal of Honor (including a US Senator, who every time my boss interacts with him, I am so insanely humbled when I do research for their meetings).
In other Maid/Matron of Honor news, the USS Jason Dunham was commissioned this week, memorializing the first Marine recipient of the Medal for actions during the “War on Terror”
Including Guinta, there have only been 8 awarded for Iraq and Afghanistan.