President Obama will present the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest decoration for battlefield valor, to Ryan M. Pitts, a former Army staff sergeant who fought off enemy fighters during one of the bloodiest battles of the Afghanistan war despite his own critical injuries. Ryan Pitts of Nashua, N.H., will receive the medal during a White House…More
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Now here’s some news to our liking: President Obama is scheduled to present the Medal of Honor to a Seattle native who saved a fellow soldier’s life and secured the evacuation of other wounded Americans under continued fire during an ambush in Afghanistan in 2007. Kyle J. White, 27, will be the seventh…More
Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter, an Army soldier who was born in Spokane and spent part of his youth there, will be presented the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry during combat in Afghanistan on Oct. 3, 2009. Carter will receive the nation’s highest military honor from President Obama in a White House ceremony on Aug. 26,…More