I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to interview Sgt Ryan Pitts, the latest MOH recipeint, as well as several of his battle buddies. I shared some of their thoughts on Homefront United Network this week. I’d love to hear your thoughts and feedback on there by leaving comments and sharing the article.
Medal of Honor Recipient, Ryan Pitts, Honors Spouses and Family…
During the Battle of Wanat, one of the fiercest battles of the war, Staff Sergeant Ryan Pitts was the sole survivor of his outpost; but fought alongside many others. On July 21st, SSG Pitts received the Congressional Medal of Honor for Valor during a ceremony held at the White House. Shortly after receiving our Nation’s highest military honor, former SSG Pitts sat down with several battle buddies in the Pentagon. Pitts sat alongside First Sergeant David Dzwik, Major Mathew Meyer, Brian Hissong and Mike Denton, all of whom were with him that day in Afghanistan.
Honoring the nine that died that day sheds the light on the kind of person Ryan Pitts is and has become. Before accepting the award, Pitts made it clear he would only attend and accept if the families of his fallen brothers from that day were also in attendance. The White House made that happen.