Charlotte Police Foundation

Spring Luncheon 2015

Sal Giunta

Salvatore "Sal" Augustine Giunta

America’s Only Living Medal of Honor recipient and author of Living with Honor: A Memoir Salvatore "Sal" Augustine Giunta, Staff Sergeant and living example of bravery in battle, completed two combat tours to Afghanistan totaling 27 months of deployment. While conducting a patrol as team leader, Giunta and his team were ambushed by a well-armed and well-coordinated insurgent force. Seeing that his squad leader had fallen and believing that he had been injured, Giunta lead his team through enemy fire to rescue wounded soldiers. For his extraordinary gallantry, unrivalled courage and selfless leadership in action, Giunta was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama in a White House ceremony. Staff Sgt. Giunta was the first living recipient of the Medal of Honor for service in Iraq or Afghanistan, the first living service member to be awarded the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War and the eighth service member to receive the nation's highest military decoration for valor in Iraq and Afghanistan. Based on his wartime experiences, Giunta authored the book, "Living with Honor: A Memoir."

The people behind the people behind the badge.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Foundation was chartered in 2004. The Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which provides support for innovative programs and initiatives that are not presently funded by the police department's budget. The support of the CMPF helps to ensure a safer community.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Foundation Initiatives

  • Thermal Imaging Devices
  • DNA Equipment for Crime Lab
  • Mobile Print Scanners
  • Major Case Crime Scene Truck
  • Fire Extinguishers for every Police vehicle
  • Electronic Monitoring of Pre-Trial release Chronic Offenders
  • Cold Case DNA Crime Lab

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Foundation Board Members

Ken Beuley (chair), Brad Muller (vice-chair), Gary Rose (treasurer), Hugh Allen, Tom Bowman, Jack Burke, Bobby Chesney, Julie Eiselt, Lance Emory, Ken Gill, Frank Golden, Jordan Gross, Russ Guerin, Chuck Hood, Jake Jacobson, DelMar Laury, Glen Mowery, Ed Tubel, Will Whitley

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April 16, 2015
12:00pm – 1:15pm
Westin Hotel, 601 S. College Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
Keynote Speaker
Salvatore "Sal" Augustine Giunta
Cost per table of 8
* In addition, an officer from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg
Police Department will be seated at each table.

Table hosts were invited to a VIP reception with Salvatore "Sal" Augustine Giunta at 11am.
For more information contact
CMPF Executive Director Amy Nielsen