Fame Used Well

Jennifer Giunta, wife of Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. Salvatore A. Giunta

There are a lot of ways to use your new found celebrity. Some appear on “Dancing with the Stars.” Others publish a poorly written novel.

Fortunately, it seems that Jennifer Giunta, wife of Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. Salvatore A. Giunta, is doing something slightly more noble with her fame. Giunta and Jackie Gallardo, wife of Silver Star recipient Staff Sgt. Erick Gallardo, have taken the chance to lend their fame to several non-profits benefiting the military.

First to receive their help is HeroBox, an organization that sends targeted care packages downrange. They’ve also met with a variety of other companies and organizations, according to this story.

Another interesting tidbit in that news item: Giunta and Gallardo both recently met with writers and producers of “Army Wives.” Perhaps they’ll be making an appearance on the show in the near future?

About the Author

Amy Bushatz
Amy is the editor in chief of Military.com’s spouse and family blog SpouseBuzz.com. A journalist by trade, Amy also covers spouse and family news for Military.com where she is the managing editor of spouse and family content. An Army wife and mother of two, Amy has been featured as a subject matter expert on CNN.com, NPR, Fox News, NBC, CBS, ABC and BBC as well as in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. Follow her on twitter @amybushatz.
  • Paul Jadkson

    I think these ladies are a real tribute to their husbands who must be very proud of them.