I was privileged to be in DC and Virginia during the time of SSG Giunta's Medal of Honor presentation and other events. I wasn't invited to the White House and there was no reason for me to be included in that ceremony. I was, however, invited to other events associated with the Medal of Honor and the awesome men, wives, parents and girl friends of The Rock.
The Medal of Honor ceremony and all of the events tied to it were for and about SSG Giunta, his platoon members, Battle Co and the ROCK – not about having the privilege of sharing in the events. I will say that I have NEVER been more proud of or to know these men (and their lovely wives and girlfriends). And I have never felt so loved in my life. Beyond that it's impossible to put the experience and the emotions into words so I won't even try.
SSG Giunta, his wife Jenny and the men of Battle Co., 1st Platoon made this nation proud. Not just in the actions they all took that fateful day on October 2007 but during all of the days they were in the Korengal Valley and all the days they were in DC. They were all professional and humble. They represented this nation, the Army and The ROCK with such dignity.
If you haven't watched at least one video or interview with SSG Giunta then you've missed out on hearing one of the greatest friends the men of 1st Platoon could ever have. He has been emphatic about sharing his Medal of Honor with all of those men who were there that day and any man or woman who has ever served in our nation's military. A true American. A true Paratrooper. A true Warrior. An incredible role model. The real deal.
It was beyond a privilege and an honor to be in Washington, DC last week.
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