U.S. Marine 1st Sgt. Maurice Bease honors the memory of the first African-American Medal of Honor recipient. Pfc. James.
Salvatore Giunta, Medal of Honor, Afghanistan
On October 25, 2007, near the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan, Specialist Salvatore Giunta sought out and recovered a fellow soldier who was being dragged away by two Taliban. He was awarded the Medal of Honor exactly three years later, making him the first living recipient of the Medal since the Vietnam War.