In recounting that tragic day, Giunta is keen to remind me about his fellow soldiers. “Every single person that I’ve been with deserves to wear it, deserves to . . .They are just as much of me as I am. This isn’t a one-man show.” I ask him about the medal, which President Obama presented to him at the White House on November 16. “It sounds really awesome in theory, but what’s it worth—Brennan? Mendoza?”
Mark your calendars: “Restrepo” has its world television premiere on the National Geographic Channel, unedited and with limited commercial interruption, on Monday, November 29, 2010, at nine p.m. ET/PT.