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Governor Culver to Honor Medal of Honor Recipient

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Medal of Honor recipient and Hiawatha native Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta is to meet with Iowa Gov. Chet Culver and be honored in his home state. The governor's office says Tuesday... Read More »

Giunta’s Comrades Don’t Begrudge Medal of Honor

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The soldiers who served with Sal Giunta don’t begrudge him his Medal of Honor or the fame that comes with it. “Not at all,” said Staff Sgt. Erick Gallardo, one of about 30 of the Hiawatha... Read More »

Students, Former Teachers Watch Kennedy Grad Receive Highest Honor

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Seven or eight years ago, Sal Giunta was just an average student at Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids. One teacher recalled he was prone to cutting up in her class and having fun.... Read More »

Obama Awards Medal of Honor to Hiawatha Staff Sergeant

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation on Tuesday saluted its first living Medal of Honor winner of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, an Iowa sergeant who retrieved a wounded comrade under gunfire as the Taliban carried... Read More »

WATCH: Sgt. Giunta Speaks About Receiving Award

Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Salvatore Giunta speaks to the media after receiving the award on Tuesday, November 16, 2010, at the White House.... Read More »

Sgt. Giunta's Parents Recall Son's Character-Building Years

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - On Tuesday, a soldier from right here in eastern Iowa will receive our nation's highest military decoration, the Medal of Honor. Army Staff Sergeant Sal Giunta earned this distinction... Read More »

Local Soldier to Receive Medal of Honor on Tuesday

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - President Obama will present the Medal of Honor to Army Staff Sergeant Sal Giunta on Tuesday, November 16th. The Hiawatha native will be the first living recipient of the nation's... Read More »

Tale of Two Heroes: Iowa’s Last Medal of Honor Winner Impressed with Giunta

FORT WALTON BEACH, Florida - Col. George Day, the last Iowan to earn the Medal of Honor, said he hopes to attend the Tuesday White House presentation of the nation’s highest military honor to fellow Iowan... Read More »

Giunta Family ‘Proud’ of Son’s Courage; Will Attend Medal of Honor Ceremony

President Barack Obama will award Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta, U.S. Army, formerly of Hiawatha, the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry in a White House ceremony Nov. 16. Giunta will receive... Read More »

Hiawatha Native to Be Awarded Medal of Honor in November

The White House announced on Monday President Barack Obama will award Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta, U.S. Army, the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry on November 16. Staff Sergeant Giunta will... Read More »

Medal of Honor Recipient Flooded with Media Attention

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - An Eastern Iowa Medal of Honor recipient is still waiting for word on when he will come to Washington, D.C. to receive the honor. Last Thursday, President Obama phoned Staff Sergeant... Read More »

WATCH: Nightline's Segment on Sgt. Salvatore Giunta

ABC Nightline's exclusive interview with Medal of Honor recipient and Cedar Rapids native, Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta. ... Read More »

EXCLUSIVE: Sgt. Guinta Talks About Medal Of Honor

An Eastern Iowa Soldier is receiving the Medal of Honor, and he spoke to TV9 in his first interview since he was honored with the nation's highest military award. Army Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta... Read More »

Medal of Honor News Still Sinking in For Hiawatha Family

HIAWATHA, Iowa - A Hiawatha family is still coming to grips this weekend with the news their son is a Medal of Honor winner and now a national hero.

On Friday, President Barack Obama called... Read More »

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