Our buddy, Parachute Cutie was lucky enough to get an advanced copy of Sal Giunta’s book “Living With Honor, A Memoir”. I’ve got it advance ordered at Amazon, but it’s due out tomorrow. PC reviews the book at her place;
When my advance copy of Living with Honor, A Memoir arrived it took me a few hours before I finally sat down to read it. Since I know Sal and many of the men he served with I was anxious as to what stories he had shared in the book. I wasn’t sure I wanted to revisit most, if not all, of those stories. By the time I had finished the book it was clear that, while he certainly addresses the experiences of joining the Army and of being deployed in war, this is not a typical blood and guts war story.
She also interviews Sal;
Aside from the obvious (the events of October 25, 2007) what else can we expect to learn from the book?
Sal: I hope the take away from reading this book is how plain and average I am just as are most Soldiers who fight for our nation. I also hope the readers learn that service isn’t just for those in uniform; that anyone can get involved at the community level and make a difference. While those I served with and I may be professional Soldiers we really aren’t any different from any American citizen. We just all “gave back” in our way.
So you should go read the whole post, and then buy the book.