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Medal of Honor ceremony set for November 16th


WASHINGTON, D.C. (KWWL) -- President Barack Obama said when he plans to award an Iowa soldier with our nation's top military honor.

Mr. Obama says he'll award Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta with the Medal of Honor on November 16th.  That's for his courageous actions while serving in Afghanistan three years ago.  His unit came under attack by the Taliban and he rescued several people.

The award will be given to the Hiawatha native in Washington, D.C. on November 16th.

Be sure to stay with KWWL that day for continuing coverage of the first Iowan to receive the Medal of Honor in more than three decades.

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