17 November 2010

corner view

corner view :: anything goes

Today I would like for you to meet a man who, according to our nation's president, is as humble as he is heroic. You can find his story here or here or here.

There are many people in my little corner of the world who are proud of him, proud of his buddies, proud of his wife, proud of the family who raised him, proud of the whole dang lot of men and women who serve, and especially proud of their families. Put your politics aside for a moment, and I'm sure you'll feel the same -- especially if you watch any of the interviews with this humble young man.

Thanks to la Ninja for this week's theme.


  1. At first, because of his anme and the fact that you wrote your 'corner of the world', I wondered if he was Italian, but I see he was born in Iowa. I only discovered recently from a Japanese movie, Tokyo Story, in which a young Japanese boy enlists to fight in Iraq, that the US Army now recruits foreign nationals.

    Anyway, he is clearly a very brave man.

  2. Thanks for the discovery! They say "remarkable man", I think it's true :)

  3. Ian,
    My tiny corner of the world also includes a US military base in northern Italy, where I work. Mr. Giunta and his wife are currently stationed here. Sorry for the confusion.

  4. Thanks for sharing this story! I hadn't heard of it. My cousin died in dessert storm and I have had 2 cousins serve in Afghanistan and Iraq. I am truely grateful for all he men and woman who put thier lives on the line so that we may live in freedom.

  5. Thank you for sharing such a post. From Iowa, huh?! xo

  6. so nice of you to honour a brave individual, even when war is too gruesome to ponder about. yes, conflicts merit from brave men.

  7. for a sec there, I thought you were referring to the president of your adoptive country and thought... "put your politics aside"? berlusconi... ahem... ;)

    glad you weren't. I had no idea you worked in a US military base either (but, then again, why would I know, actually?)

  8. Wow, what a story of bravery and humility.