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Calling him "a soldier as humble as he is heroic," President Obama presented the Medal of Honor to Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta in a ceremony at the White House. Giunta, 25, is the first living person to receive the award for action in any war since Vietnam. As a 22-year-old Army specialist serving in Afghanistan in 2007, he ran into enemy fire to help fellow soldiers when his team was ambushed by insurgents. The Iowa native served two tours in Afghanistan.