Tuesday, November 16, 2010
It was just announced that the Medal of Honor is going to the first living recipient, a veteran of the war in Afghanistan.
Here's what CNN reports "A 25-year-old Army staff sergeant from Iowa on Tuesday became the first living recipient of the Medal of Honor since three service members from the Vietnam War were honored in 1976. President Barack Obama awarded the nation's highest medal of valor to Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta -- the kind of soldier who leaves you 'just absolutely convinced this is what America's all about,' Obama said at the White House award ceremony. 'It just makes you proud.' Giunta was a specialist serving with the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment on his second tour of duty in Afghanistan when his unit was attacked on the night of October 25, 2007. " Read the rest of the story and view video here.
The Daily News and The New York Times are also reporting on this story.
Afghanistan is on our minds a lot since we start performances of The Great Game: Afghanistan in only a couple of weeks. It is interesting that a dozen playwrights were used in this project and that each of the plays they wrote are so uniquely different from each other. Like the war, we all have different viewpoints and opinions but it is through projects like this that we come together to have meaningful discussions. We hope that after attending The Great Game, you will return to this blog or to the microsite to post your thoughts on what you have seen.