Heroic fight against a numerically superior enemy nets a Medal of Honor
Staff sergeant who fought off 200 Taliban fighters despite being unable to WALK in deadly battle that killed nine of his comrades to be awarded Medal of Honor
This is more of the traditional Medal of Honor fight and is well deserving. Fighting against overwhelmin odds while severely wounded is something that shows bravery and a true fighting spirit.
- Ryan Pitts is set to receive the medal for his heroics during one of the deadliest battles of the U.S. campaign in Afghanistan
- He spent 90 minutes fighting off enemy fighters despite shrapnel injuries to both legs and an arm that left the young soldier critically wounded
- Nine paratroopers gave their lives and 27 were wounded at The Battle of Wanat
- President Obama is scheduled to bestow the medal on Pitts during a White House ceremony on July 21
- Pitts will become the ninth living recipient of the medal for actions in Iraq and Afghanistan