“Souls of Valor” is a one hour special set to air on the Pentagon Channel November 17, 2010. This is a tribute to three honorable “souls” who fought in three distinct battles, two in Afghanistan and one in Laos. This fall, President Barack Obama approved the military’s highest award, the Medal of Honor, for Army Staff Sgt. Robert Miller and Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Richard Etchberger.
Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta will receive his medal in person later this month at the White House during a formal ceremony. Sgt. Giunta is the first living Medal of Honor recipient since the Vietnam War. The Pentagon Channel will devote an entire hour to these men to showcase their heroic efforts and to tell their individual stories of grace under pressure. It is not often that three servicemembers are presented this honor so close together in time. Army Sgt. John Mann is producing and hosting this special and over the next few weeks we invite you to take a passenger seat on his producing journey. The goal is for you to have a behind the scenes glimpse as “Souls of Valor” comes to life on screen.
We hope your heart and mind will be touched as much as those of everyone who has played a role in this project. Check in Monday when we launch on our blog the background and biography on Sgt. Miller. You will hear from his family, friends and the men he served with in Special Forces. Next week we will also have the same launch for Chief Etchberger and Sgt. Giunta.