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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (120 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sal Giunta Narrator: Keith Nobbs, Sal Giunta Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A compelling memoir from a true hero—and one of the few living persons to ever be awarded the celebrated Medal of Honor

Sal Giunta was just a regular kid from Iowa when he enlisted in the army to figure out what to do with his life. He never thought that a few tours of duty later, he would be the first living person since the Vietnam War to be awarded the esteemed Medal of Honor.

First stationed in Italy and then deployed into Afghanistan, Giunta had a firsthand perspective of the ground war and its daily difficulties—some quotidian in nature, some anything but. He and around 150 of his company were stationed in the dangerous Korengal Valley in 2007, where some of the most intense fighting in the war had taken place. Giunta called it, “basically hell on earth.”

Late one night in October of 2007, Giunta’s company embarked on a sting operation into the Taliban’s forces. They were ambushed on a rugged mountain path by twenty insurgents. Giunta sprang into action and with little regard for his own safety, he withstood enemy fire to administer medical aid to his wounded fellow soldiers—even rescuing one soldier who was being carried away by the insurgents—until his squad reached safety.

For the unrivaled bravery and selflessness of his actions, Giunta was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Obama. In this fascinating and riveting memoir, he depicts the realities of war, as well as the moment-by-moment details of the event that earned him the nation’s highest distinction.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Candid, confessional…A simply told account that reminds us of the awesome weight accompanying this signal honor.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “More than anything, it’s his genuineness and humility that will make you appreciate Giunta’s spirit and his memoir. If we as a nation are still capable of producing young men like him, we’re doing okay.”

    Time

  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month, December 2012

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Allison | 12/2/2013

    " A well flowing narrative that seems real. Not too offensive on what can be touchy subjects but not to politically correct either. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sheila | 12/1/2013

    " Great journey! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kevin Kennedy | 11/4/2013

    " Great book. True hero. Thinking of others before himself. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Julie | 9/20/2013

    " Speechless. Teary and overwhelmed and thankful to be educated on something that no matter what is shown over and over in the news, can hardly touch the unseen, the unspoken and the unknown by civilians about war. "

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