Sal Giunta

I just finished watching the Restrepo, a documentary of the fighting in Afghanistan’s Korengal valley.  I really enjoyed it.  It was very well done, and had a very personal feeling to it because of the way it was filmed.

I have a question though, was medal of honor recipient Sal Giunta not on camera at all? I keep looking for him but I swear I couldn’t see him, nor was he one of the guys interviewed during the course of the film.  I found this especially surprising considering he was used extensively in all of the promotional videos.  From a marketing standpoint, using a guy that was awarded the medal of honor for his actions in the Korengal valley is a good choice considering all of the press such a prestigious award receives. That said, it’s kind of odd to market the film as ‘The Sal Giunta Story’ and not give him any camera time.

If I am totally out of my mind and Giunta is actually in the film please let me know in the comments… I just skipped through it again though and couldn’t find him.  Sgt. Aron Hijar does bear a resemblance to him though.

If you haven’t seen Restrepo, you can watch it online for a few bucks or buy it – HERE

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Incredible story, I can’t even imagine how scary that would have been…

What a humble guy Sal Giunta is.  Couldn’t ask for a nicer guy to receive the honor,  I’m not surprised at his reaction to receiving the medal considering the friends he lost.

I can hardly wait to see the movie Restrepo … It comes out on November 29.

Check out his interview in Vanity Fair – HERE

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