Opening General Session
Monday, August 6
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Venetian Ballroom A-F
Open to all conference attendees and exhibitors. Badge needed for admission.
First Living Medal of Honor Recipient Since the Vietnam War and Author, Living With Honor
Uncommon Valor: The Importance of Teamwork, Sacrifice and Leadership
While conducting a patrol as team leader, Sal Giunta and his team were navigating through the treacherous terrain of Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley when they were ambushed by a well-armed and well-coordinated insurgent force. Even under intense fire, Giunta boldly advanced to fight the enemy, administering first aid to his wounded squad leader and saving another solider from being carried away by the Taliban. His heroic actions earned him the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military decoration that was awarded by President Barack Obama.
In this moving presentation, Sal Giunta speaks about the importance of teamwork, service before self and leadership in the face of overwhelming circumstances. Cited for saving the lives of his squad, Giunta’s life-or-death acts are an inspirational account of a true American hero
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