A must see video The Story of Sal Giunta who received the Medal of Honor from President Obama last month. It should be shown in every elementary and high school history class. A friend of ours whose father was WWII Medal of Honor recipient, Sgt. Wise’s commanding officer on the day he was awarded the Medal of Honor and he himself a captain who served in Vietnam, said:
“This is the kind of stuff I wish my father and Sgt. Wise were around to see.”
This video clip is from the movie Restrepo winner of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for documentary. Restrepo chronicles the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley, one of the most dangerous postings in the U.S. military. The movie focuses on 15 soldiers based at Outpost Restrepo, named after a platoon medic killed early in the deployment. Filmed by author Sebastian Junger and award-winning photographer Tim Hetherington, Restrepo takes viewers on their own 90-minute deployment, without comment or agenda. A National Geographic Entertainment release.