Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta, a 22-year-old from Hiawatha, Iowa who was on patrol with his unit in Afghanistan, ran straight into the teeth of a Taliban attack to aid three wounded soldiers, one by one, who had been separated from the others in the ambush.
On Friday, the White House announced that President Obama decided to award Giunta the Medal of Honor.
He will become the first living recipient of the Medal of Honor who has served in any war since Vietnam.
(READ the story in the Washington Post)