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(Some Guy)   The story of MoH recipient, SSG Sal Giunta, as told by himself when he doesn't have to worry about the censors on 60 Minutes, or insulting the President. Not safe for work Language   (restrepothemovie.com) divider line 317
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2010-11-17 10:26:02 AM
This needs to be green. Get off your asses, mods.
 
2010-11-17 10:28:38 AM
a good listen. You don't have to be a war monger to appreciate some battlefield heroism.
 
2010-11-17 10:48:18 AM
That was outstanding. Thank you, submitter.
 
2010-11-17 10:58:48 AM
To me it didn't get so "good" until about 12 minutes in when they ask the guy how it feels, but after that wow.
 
wee [TotalFark]
2010-11-17 11:00:43 AM
The man handles himself well, no doubt about it. Loved the painting metaphor, too.
 
2010-11-17 11:03:22 AM
Had me choking up. Well done.
 
2010-11-17 11:07:44 AM
Green please
 
2010-11-17 11:09:05 AM
Wow. Really impressive. The guy and the production. Greenlight this, modmins.
 
2010-11-17 11:57:08 AM
Nice one subbs.
 
2010-11-17 12:06:22 PM
I rarely do this, but good on you for green lighting this, Mr./Ms. Admin.
 
wee [TotalFark]
2010-11-17 12:15:12 PM
Woot! Green!
 
2010-11-17 12:22:08 PM
I have to admit, I cried like a little girl during his ceremony. I cried like a little girl when I watched this clip, and I'm going to cry like a little girl on Nov 29th when I finally get to see "Restrepo". It will be on the National Geographic channel at 9PM ET. I highly recommend everyone watch it if at all possible. It's a year long story about SSG Giunta's company in the Valley of Death. Not his platoon, but I'm sure the stories will interconnect.

/Subby
//Army Infantryman 89-94
 
2010-11-17 12:25:25 PM
That was great.
 
2010-11-17 12:50:54 PM
this_is_ace: This needs to be green. Get off your asses, mods.

Mods don't green things, but it did go green.

A guy that did his job and has the 1,000 yard stare.

One heck of a guy! He did what he thought was right, for his soldiers, his men and himself.

May you and your brass balls be happy and enjoy your life. Time to forget and get on with the rest of it. Thanks for what you did, your men appreciated it, so do we.
 
2010-11-17 01:02:17 PM
FilmBELOH20:

/Subby


Thank you for this.



//Army Infantryman 89-94



And that.
 
2010-11-17 01:13:56 PM
These are the men doing the job we've asked them to do.

Say what you will about the conflict, the reasons, the cold calculus of the situation, but these are the men who are doing the job we've asked of them, and doing it without reservation. Now honor them by doing what is right by them, because for damn sure they deserve that.
 
2010-11-17 01:39:29 PM
Thank you for the link. It is a heck of a story and I will be watching the whole movie when it comes out.
 
2010-11-17 01:46:15 PM
That was a good watch, I'll be sharing it.
 
2010-11-17 01:58:58 PM
Seeing that there are authentic human beings in the world with the level of character that this man has without even trying? It gives me a glimmer of hope for the future.

And hubie is bang-on. When you strip away the bullshiat, the politics, the gray areas and the questions, certain things are simply beyond reproach. And the level of raw heroism, selflessness and bravery this man has burned into his DNA is nothing short of astonishing.
 
2010-11-17 02:11:12 PM
I know Afghanistan is dusty, but how the hell did so much just blow into my cubicle?

I tried to enlist back in 2003, and was denied due to a previous accident causing me to have metal plates in my arm. I'd like to think i'd have done the same thing in that situation, but these men are carved from stone.

I'm jealous, thankful, and humbled.

Excellent find subby.
 
2010-11-17 02:25:53 PM
MaxxLarge: Seeing that there are authentic human beings in the world with the level of character that this man has without even trying? It gives me a glimmer of hope for the future.

And hubie is bang-on. When you strip away the bullshiat, the politics, the gray areas and the questions, certain things are simply beyond reproach. And the level of raw heroism, selflessness and bravery this man has burned into his DNA is nothing short of astonishing.


Agreed, but there will be douche bags here pulling this in two different political directions very soon all the same. Too bad really. Take it for what it is. A soldier doing the job he was asked to do and doing something amazingly brave.
 
2010-11-17 02:55:01 PM
awesome
 
2010-11-17 02:58:25 PM
bongmiester: awesome

Not exactly the word I'd use to describe the film, but I think I understand the sentiment at least.
 
2010-11-17 03:32:06 PM
OK so I think this guy needs to get his big metal balls cleaned because some dust off them got in my eye.
For you FARKers that haven't read War by Sebastian Junger or seen the film of the book Resterpo then you need to do it - this guy and his story is in it. Totally blew me away.
You want to talk about hero, this guy is it, 100%.
 
2010-11-17 03:33:04 PM
Not at all a bookmark.
 
2010-11-17 03:33:11 PM
hubiestubert: bongmiester: awesome

Not exactly the word I'd use to describe the film, but I think I understand the sentiment at least.


nah awesome is good. It makes you feel awe, the real meaning of the word if you don't mind me giving my opinion on a language thats not my own
 
2010-11-17 03:34:43 PM
Restrepo is on my Ondemand currently. That little show will blow your damn socks off.


/Hats off to those who serve
//Has too much sand in vagina to ever serve
 
2010-11-17 03:39:02 PM
Schmoppo: I know Afghanistan is dusty, but how the hell did so much just blow into my cubicle?

I tried to enlist back in 2003, and was denied due to a previous accident causing me to have metal plates in my arm. I'd like to think i'd have done the same thing in that situation, but these men are carved from stone.

I'm jealous, thankful, and humbled.

Excellent find subby.


This.

MaxxLarge: Seeing that there are authentic human beings in the world with the level of character that this man has without even trying? It gives me a glimmer of hope for the future.

And hubie is bang-on. When you strip away the bullshiat, the politics, the gray areas and the questions, certain things are simply beyond reproach. And the level of raw heroism, selflessness and bravery this man has burned into his DNA is nothing short of astonishing.


And that.
 
2010-11-17 03:39:16 PM
Solid State Vittles: MaxxLarge: Seeing that there are authentic human beings in the world with the level of character that this man has without even trying? It gives me a glimmer of hope for the future.

And hubie is bang-on. When you strip away the bullshiat, the politics, the gray areas and the questions, certain things are simply beyond reproach. And the level of raw heroism, selflessness and bravery this man has burned into his DNA is nothing short of astonishing.

Agreed, but there will be douche bags here pulling this in two different political directions very soon all the same. Too bad really. Take it for what it is. A soldier doing the job he was asked to do and doing something amazingly brave.


There's a reason they usually only award the MoH posthumously. Dead soldiers don't embarass the powers that be. They won't use foul language, they won't publicly criticise military or political "leaders," they won't get in trouble with the law, and they won't do anything except look good in bas-relief.

Medals sometimes (and in this case) go to people who deserve them, but usually it's political
 
2010-11-17 03:43:39 PM
So what do all the Fark Independents (tm) here think of the new conservative position on this recognition?

Tough Talk from a TRUE American. (new window)

Personally, I just don't see how people like Bryan Fischer are tolerated in civilized society, much less elected to office. But that's the American right wing for you today.

Why yes I think that IS a troll. I didn't mean it. I think.
 
2010-11-17 03:46:23 PM
At work right now but will definitely check this out later.
 
2010-11-17 03:46:51 PM
The whole reason he deserved it is summed up in two words.

"Fark You."

/Manly tears...
 
2010-11-17 03:46:55 PM
SJKebab: Not at all a bookmark.

This is.
 
2010-11-17 03:47:08 PM
Wonderful and moving. I'm looking forward to watching this.

I also hope he copes with the situation well. Hearing his voice break at times, it sounds like he's carrying an awful lot of undue weight.
 
2010-11-17 03:48:31 PM
Waiting for the "he's no hero", "I suppose it's okay to kill brown people" morans...
 
2010-11-17 03:49:40 PM
AntiNerd: So what do all the Fark Independents (tm) here think of the new conservative position on this recognition?

Tough Talk from a TRUE American. (new window)

Personally, I just don't see how people like Bryan Fischer are tolerated in civilized society, much less elected to office. But that's the American right wing for you today.

Why yes I think that IS a troll. I didn't mean it. I think.


Wow...

Fischer recently argued that it's time to get rid of the "curse" that is the Grizzly Bear because of the number of humans who have been killed by bears: "One human being is worth more than an infinite number of grizzly bears. Another way to put it is that there is no number of live grizzlies worth one dead human being. If it's a choice between grizzlies and humans, the grizzlies have to go. And it's time."

He's a real life Colbert.
 
2010-11-17 03:50:38 PM
Fabric_Man: Medals sometimes (and in this case) go to people who deserve them, but usually it's political

I was referring more to the "Restrepo failed, we shouldn't even be there" vs. "carpet bomb all of Afghanistan" mentalities, but your point is still well-taken.
 
2010-11-17 03:50:54 PM
Medal of Honor stories make my room really dusty.

I salute you, SSG Salvatore Giunta.

/US Army Paratrooper, '01-'06
 
2010-11-17 03:50:54 PM
AntiNerd: So what do all the Fark Independents (tm) here think of the new conservative position on this recognition?

Tough Talk from a TRUE American. (new window)

Personally, I just don't see how people like Bryan Fischer are tolerated in civilized society, much less elected to office. But that's the American right wing for you today.

Why yes I think that IS a troll. I didn't mean it. I think.



Not surprising. They'd probably look at those guys who got wounded and give them the little band aids with the purple heart on it. That's apparently the level of respect they have for our wounded veterans.
 
2010-11-17 03:53:03 PM
Christian Bale: AntiNerd: So what do all the Fark Independents (tm) here think of the new conservative position on this recognition?

Tough Talk from a TRUE American. (new window)

Personally, I just don't see how people like Bryan Fischer are tolerated in civilized society, much less elected to office. But that's the American right wing for you today.

Why yes I think that IS a troll. I didn't mean it. I think.


Not surprising. They'd probably look at those guys who got wounded and give them the little band aids with the purple heart on it. That's apparently the level of respect they have for our wounded veterans.


Is this really the thread to start a political pissing match in?
 
2010-11-17 03:53:30 PM
Great story, and apparently a great person as well as soldier.
 
2010-11-17 03:55:47 PM
All this time I thought "Restrepo" was a hipster band homage to Parks n Rec Jeanine Restrepo, whose husband has a drinking problem. I can stop grumbling at the theater now.

/I seriously thought this with my wife for a couple of weeks now :(

//Hats off to the MoH and glad ya made it back!
 
2010-11-17 03:56:46 PM
Words can't do justice here. I tried a few times but it just kept sounding dumb.

Thanks to SSG Giunta and all the other heroes of the U.S. military.
 
2010-11-17 03:57:10 PM
Probably a bookmark.
 
2010-11-17 04:00:33 PM
Hero tag not big enough for this guy.
 
2010-11-17 04:01:17 PM
Do people really cry when they see this stuff? I was certainly impressed, and the man is a hero in every way.

Still, I didn't break down in tears. I'm a grown man and some of these comments are baffling. Not even Giunta is crying.
 
2010-11-17 04:01:57 PM
anyone have the transcript? work filter says NO!
 
2010-11-17 04:03:03 PM
AntiNerd: So what do all the Fark Independents (tm) here think of the new conservative position on this recognition?

Tough Talk from a TRUE American. (new window)

Personally, I just don't see how people like Bryan Fischer are tolerated in civilized society, much less elected to office. But that's the American right wing for you today.


FTFA:

Bryan Fischer, the "Director of Issues Analysis" for the conservative Christian group the American Family Association, was unhappy yesterday that President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to a soldier for saving lives. This, Fischer wrote on his blog, shows that the Medal of Honor has been "feminized" because "we now award it only for preventing casualties, not for inflicting them."

Huh.

I'll be back later to lurk the flamewar.

/Thanks for your service, SSgt. Giunta
 
2010-11-17 04:04:41 PM
...and this film shows why he is deserving of this honor.

/I'm a commie libtard
 
2010-11-17 04:06:45 PM
I saw Restrepo in the theater and it was a damn good documentary.
 
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