Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Guinta is the most recent recipient, of course.....but, how many ordinary citizens know the names of the 7 other men who have been recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor
since Army SFC Paul R. Smith was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor in 2005, for actions in Iraq in 2003?
Did you know that two years later in 2007, Marine Cpl. Jason L. Dunham was also posthumously awarded the Medal?
When you hear the names of Navy Lt. Michael P. Murphy ,
Navy PO2 Michael A. Monsoor ,
Army PFC Ross A. McGinnis ,
Army SFC Jared C. Monti ,
and Army Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller .......do you instantly know "oh,yes, Medal of Honor"?
We all should, you know.....we should know the names, and the stories, of those who have been considered worthy of the highest honor our nation can bestow on those serving our country, particularly in these days of war.