Friday, January 14, 2011

Disneyland Salutes American Heroes

Trooper Bobby McDonald and I were honored to be included with other VIP guests who were invited to be present as Disneyland Resorts saluted two American Heroes; Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta, and Silver Star recipient Staff Sgt. Erick Gallardo.

Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient,
Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta

Trooper Ron Jones with Silver Star Recipient Staff Sgt. Erick Gallardo.

Trooper Bobby McDonald with Silver Star Recipient
Staff Sgt. Erick Gallardo at Disneyland on Main Street U.S.A.

The Dapper Dan's perform at the ceremony honoring
Staff Sgt.'s Gallardo and Giunta.

Disney Executive John Nicoletti, VP of Communications prepares to
present Staff Sgt. Gallardo and Staff Sgt. Giunta with special Mickey statues.

Staff Sgt. Giunta is presented with the American Flag.

Members of the Buffalo Soldiers, the U.S. Army and government
representatives were present as special guests for the Disney program.

This is the "Saluting Mickey" presented to Medal of Honor Recipient
Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta.