When the president fastened the cornflower blue ribbon around the neck of Staff Sgt. Sal Giunta today at the White House, Giunta became the 87th living Recipient of the Medal of Honor. The recipient nearest to him in age is more than twice his age. The last seven medals have gone to men who were killed in battle. This was a genuinely great moment for the Armed Forces. As I said to Col. Jack Jacobs (a Recipient himself), "If all Americans were like this guy, we'd have no problems as a country." Jack said he had last heard that sentiment expressed...by his own wife, a retired Army Captain herself. For those with any interest in the profound story of this young man, please read Jack's story on the subject. We will have more on his story on tonight's broadcast.
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