George Herbert Walker Bush is one of fifteen award recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom award.
The Medal of Freedom is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.
The Medal of Honor has been awarded nine times for conspicuous gallantry in an ongoing or recent conflict. Staff Seargeant Giunta is the first recipient in nearly 40 years to receive the honor in person. Other recipients received the award posthumously.