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Sgt. Sal Giunta to retire[*]…

…for those who need their memory jogged, Staff Sergeant Sal Giunta received the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions in Afghanistan; he’s the first living recipient of the MoH since the Vietnam War. And apropos of absolutely nothing, if I’m reading his biography right Sgt. Giunta is from Iowa’s Second Congressional district, which is Dave Loebsack’s.  Loebsack is a three-termer who came pretty close to losing in 2010; it’s a D+7 district, but Iowa’s going to be a lot less Democratic-friendly in 2012 than it was in 2008.

Just saying, that’s all.  No rush; Sgt Giunta reportedly wants to get some more education in before he decides what to do with the rest of his life (and believe me, there are a lot of people out there willing to help MoH recipients with that particular life decision)…

Moe Lane (crosspost)

[* Wrong term: he's 'separating at the end of his enlistment.' My bad.]

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