Lewis Puller enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1918 at the age of twenty. That day he and the Corps formed a bond that would forever link them together in history. "Chesty" received his nickname for his barrel chest, but he became a legend in his own time while serving valiantly in Haiti, Nicaragua, the Pacific during WW2, and Korea. His record of earning five Navy Crosses for valor has never been matched, nor has his place in Marine Corps history as one of the finest combat officers ever. Good night, Chesty Puller, wherever you are!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Salvatore Giunta Awarded Medal Of Honor At White House

Today Staff Sergeant Sal Guinta became the first living member of the United States Military to be awarded the Medal Of Honor since 1976.

President Obama awarded America's highest honor during a White House ceremony in front of Giunta's family members, brothers in arms, and other Medal Of Honor Recipients.

Today I thought we would honor Guinta and the men he served with.

Below are some pictures and links honoring these fine military heroes.

 President Obama awarding the Medal Of Honor to Salvatore Giunta.

Giunta's company commander Captain Dan Kearney.

Squad Leader Erick Gallardo was pulled to safety by Giunta. Gallardo was later awarded the Silver Star for heroism.

Spec. Hugo Mendoza, was fatally wounded at the beginning of the ambush. His funeral photos can be found here.

Giunta pulled Sergeant Joshua Brennan away from his Taliban captures. Brennan later died in the arms of his military brothers. Watch Josh Brennan's tribute video here.

Monument to the fallen heroes of the Korangal Valley. R.I.P.

Sergeant Giunta's Medal Of Honor Ceremony.

This video tells the story of Salvatore Giunta and the men he fought with during the Korangal Valley Ambush.

More Info and Pics of Salvatore Giunta here.

Thank You For Your Sacrifice,
America Will Not Forget!

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