Saturday, September 11, 2010

"I Did What I Believe Anyone Would Have Done."

"'I didn't run through fire to save a buddy,' Giunta told Junger. 'I ran through fire to see what was going on with him and maybe we could hide behind the same rock and shoot together. I didn't run through fire to do anything heroic or brave. I did what I believe anyone would have done.'"
I can think of no better way to remember 9/11 than to honor the heros of that day and this.  Sgt. Giunta is the first living recipient of the Medal of Honor since the Vietman War.

If you'd like to read more about the goings on in the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan, I highly recommend Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell, or what is effectively its sequel, War by Sebastian Junger.  Both are excellent reads, although Lone Survivor, as Luttrell's first-hand report, is one of the most remarkable books I have ever read.

Luttrell is donating his profits from his book to the families of deceased soldiers.