In this episode of The Spear, MWI’s Maj. Jake Miraldi speaks to retired Staff Sgt. Sal Giunta about a 2007 fight in the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan. During a multi-day mission, enemy forces laid an ambush for Giunta’s platoon. The firefight that followed was incredibly intense. Giunta tells the story of what happened that day, describes the incredible professionalism and leadership of US soldiers, and reflects on his own actions, for which he received the Medal of Honor.

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