Ryan Pitts on the Medal of Honor: The ‘real heroes’ are the nine men who died

Mr. Pitts, an American Hero, was awarded the Medal of Honor this week by President Obama.  Renew your patriotism and deepen your faith in our service members by reading an excellent Washington Post article ‘Ryan Pitts on the Medal of Honor: The ‘Real Heroes’ Are the Nine Men Who Died’.

Ryan Pitts Accepts Medal of Honor from President Obama

“The real heroes are the nine men who made the ultimate sacrifice so the rest of us could return home,” Pitts said quietly, a reference to the nine soldiers who died defending Observation Post Topside beside him in the summer of 2008 in Wanat, Afghanistan”, reported Thomas Gibsons-Neff, a Washington Post reporter.

“It is their names, not mine that I want people to know.”

“Spc. Sergio Abad, Cpl. Jonathan Ayers, Cpl. Jason Bogar, 1st Lt. Jonathan Brostrom, Sgt. Israel Garcia, Cpl. Jason Hovater, Cpl. Matthew Phillips, Cpl. Pruitt Rainey, and Cpl. Gunnar Zwilling,” he read, and in an homage to Chosen company of the 503rd parachute infantry regiment, added:  “Thank you. The Chosen few.”

Freedom is not free, and our nation is blessed for heroes such as Ryan Pitts and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

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To read the full article in the Washington Post, click here.

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