Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta will be inducted into the Hall of Heroes on Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. EST, in the Pentagon Auditorium (Room BH650). Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Secretary of the Army John McHugh, Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr., and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston will participate in the ceremony.
President Barack Obama will present the Medal of Honor to Giunta at a ceremony at the White House on Nov. 16, 2010.
On Sept. 10, 2010, the White House announced Giunta will be awarded the nation's highest military honor for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty in Afghanistan on Oct. 25, 2007.
Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the River Entrance only. Plan to arrive no later than 1 hour prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification. Media interested in covering this event please call Army public affairs at 703-697-3447 for escort into the building.