Obama awards Medal of Honor to Iowa staff sergeant

President Barack Obama on Tuesday is awarding the Medal of admiration to an Army staff sergeant who placed himself in the line of fire in Afghanistan to save two comrades.

The soldier, Salvatore Giunta (jee-UN'-tah), is the first livelihood service member from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to be given the nation's highest military adornment.

The Army says that on Oct. 25, 2007, Giunta was ration as a rifle team leader in the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan when an uprising ambush split his force into two groups.

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