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Medal of Honor recipient chosen as torchbearer

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Another honor for Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta.

The Hiawatha native has been chosen as the torchbearer for the 2011 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The event will be May 16th.

"I'm really excited that I was asked to do this, it's truly an honor for me to kickoff such an amazing competition with so many amazing people" said SSG Giunta. "All of the competitors have faced adversity in some shape or form, and the fact that they have overcome it to not only compete at this event, but live full, quality lives, is awesome."

The Warrior Games is a competition for injured military personal. It's made of up of seven sports designed to provide daily physical activity as part of rehabilitation.

 

 

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