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US President Barack Obama awards Ryan M. Pitts, a former active duty Army Staff Sergeant, the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry in the East Room at the White House in Washington, DC, on July 21, 2014. Staff Sergeant Pitts received the Medal of Honor for his courageous actions while serving as a Forward Observer with 2nd Platoon, Chosen Company, 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, during combat operations at Vehicle Patrol Base Kahler, in the vicinity of Wanat Village in Kunar Province, Afghanistan on July 13, 2008. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad        (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama awards Ryan M. Pitts, a former active duty Army Staff Sergeant, the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry in the East Room at the White House in Washington, DC, on July 21, 2014. Staff Sergeant Pitts received the Medal of Honor for his courageous actions while serving as a Forward Observer with 2nd Platoon, Chosen Company, 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, during combat operations at Vehicle Patrol Base Kahler, in the vicinity of Wanat Village in Kunar Province, Afghanistan on July 13, 2008. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad        (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

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President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor to Sgt. Ryan Pitts for his bravery during his Afghanistan deployment.

Sgt. Ryan Pitts receives Medal of Honor

President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor to Sgt. Ryan Pitts for his bravery during his Afghanistan deployment.