Donor: Staff Sergeant Sal Giunta

Citizen 'Eco Drive' Stainless Steel Watch Model ATO 910

Staff Sergeant Sal Giunta
Staff Sergeant Sal Giunta

United States Army Staff Sergeant Sal Giunta was the first living person to receive the Armed Forces highest decoration for valor for actions that occurred since the Vietnam War. Staff Sgt. Giunta is a genuine American hero. This humble warrior is committed to saluting two fallen soldiers who died in his platoon during the Afghanistan War on October 27, 2007. Giunta still recalls that day vividly, not because of his brave actions that earned him the Medal of Honor, but he will remember it as the day he lost two friends, Sgt. Joshua Brennan and Spc. Hugo Mendoza.

Since 2010, the Brian LaViolette Foundation has had the privilege of presenting a scholarship in Sal's honor in memory of the two friends he lost at his high school, John F. Kennedy in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. That annual scholarship is made possible through a donation by Donna & Perry Kidder.

This Citizen 'Eco Drive' wristwatch is a stainless tank style with black dial and Roman numerals and is powered by light (any light) and never needs a battery charge. On a full charge, it will run for months even in darkness. You can wear it with pride knowing it will not stop, just like Staff Sergeant Giunta.

The Brian LaViolette Foundation was formed by the LaViolette family to honor the memory of their son, Brian, who passed away in a swimming accident in Green Bay, Wisconsin when he was just fifteen years old in 1992. Brian was not only an excellent student, athlete, and musician, but he loved watches, starting his own collection when he was four years of age.

Since 1992, the Brian LaViolette Scholarship Foundation has presented 1,058 scholarships to deserving college-bound students in Northeastern Wisconsin, the United States, and other parts of the world. The Foundation continues Brian's legacy by helping high school seniors financially to achieve their educational dreams and, at the same time, providing them with encouragement and inspiration. 


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