- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 17, 2010

NEW YORK (AP) - CBS says an Army staff sergeant from Iowa who became the first living service member to be awarded the Medal of Honor in four decades will visit the “Late Show with David Letterman” next week.

Hiawatha, Iowa, resident Salvatore Giunta (JUHN’-tah) will appear on the “Late Show” on Nov. 24.

President Barack Obama awarded the medal to Giunta at a White House ceremony Tuesday for his gallantry in Afghanistan three years ago.

Giunta stepped into the line of fire to help a pair of comrades on the Afghan battlefield. He’s the first living service member from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to receive the highest U.S. military decoration.

Obama calls him “a soldier as humble as he is heroic.”

“Late Show” airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. Eastern time on CBS.

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