November 16th, 2010
04:30 PM ET

Medal of Honor ceremony slideshow

Washington (CNN) - President Obama awarded Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta with the Medal of Honor at the White House on Tuesday. Obama recognized Giunta for his heroics during a firefight in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley in 2007.  He is the first living Medal of Honor recipient since three Vietnam heroes were recognized in 1976.

Here's a photo gallery of CNN photos from the emotional East Room ceremony.

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