On October 25, 2010, Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta became the first living person since the Vietnam War to receive the United States’ highest military decoration, and both he and Sergeant Leroy Petry (the second inductee) rightly take their place in the pages of this e-book edition of Medal of Honor: Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty. The book includes 144 contemporary portraits of recipients by award-winning photographer Nick Del Calzo and profiles by National Book Award nominee Peter Collier. First published on Veterans Day 2003, this New York Times bestseller is available for the first time as an enhanced e-book that has been updated and augmented to include:
• Embedded historic footage and recipients’ first-person video reflections • A new foreword and introductory video by Brian Williams • Letters from all living presidents • Profiles of Sergeant Giunta and Sergeant Petry
There are also essays by Tom Brokaw, Senator John McCain, and Victor Davis Hanson. The Medal of Honor recipients in the book fought in conflicts from World War II to Afghanistan, serving in every branch of the armed services.