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Public invited to attend ceremony for SSgt Giunta

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -- Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. Sal Giunta will be honored at a public ceremony in the State Capitol Rotunda.

The ceremony will be held Nov. 23rd at 11:30 a.m.

Governor Chet Culver has proclaimed the 23rd to be "Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta Day"

The public is invited to attend the ceremony and meet the Governor and Staff Sgt. Giunta afterwards.

Staff Sgt. Giunta became the first living service since the Vietnam War to receive the Medal of Honor and the first Iraq or Afghanistan veteran to receive the award while alive.

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