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April 12th, 2011
War hero honored with key to the city

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta, left, recipient of the Medal of Honor for valor in Afghanistan in 2007, was recently honored with the key to the city by San Marcos council members Jude Prather and Chris Jones at the recent veterans’ Ride2Recovery. Giunta received the highest military citation awarded by the President on behalf of Congress for unwavering courage, selflessness and decisive leadership under extreme fire when he rescued wounded platoon members in an enemy ambush in the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan. Prather presented Giunta with the key to the city that he received from former Mayor Susan Narvaiz when he deployed to serve in Iraq in 2008. PHOTO by DON ANDERS

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