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Here's why you should care about Hyrule Warriors

Koei's Musou series is 14 years old. That's older than GTA 3 and Call of Duty (even if you're so inclined to include Medal of Honor: Allied Assault), so at the very least it's a mark of endurance if not some fundamental, unique quality. Show More Summary

The Medal of Honor for a Soldier’s Actions When ‘Valor Was Everywhere’

One month ago, we reported on the White House announcement that President Barack Obama would award Ryan M. Pitts, a former active duty Army Staff Sergeant, the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry. Today that moment came. At a moving ceremony in the White House this afternoon, attended by SSG Pitt’s wife Amy and their [...]

Afghan vet who kept fighting while wounded awarded Medal of Honor

WASHINGTON — Bleeding from both legs and his arm, Ryan Pitts kept firing at about 200 Taliban fighters, even holding onto his grenades an extra moment to ensure the enemy couldn’t heave them back. On Monday, President Obama draped the...Show More Summary

Medal Of Honor Recipient: Remember My Fallen Brothers, Not Me

On July 21, Army Staff Sergeant Ryan M. Pitts received the Medal of Honor and said he did not want the nation to remember his name, "but those of the nine men who were killed in one of the fiercest fights of the war in Afghanistan." Pitts received the Medal of Honor for heroic actions under fire on July 13, 2008, in Afghan's Kunar Province. Show More Summary

Watch: Medal of Honor Ceremony for Fmr. Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts

President Obama presented the Medal of Honor to former Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts for his service in Afghanistan in a ceremony at the White House on Monday. According to the Army News Service: On the morning of July 13, at about 4 a.m.,...Show More Summary

Medal of Honor Awarded to Soldier Injured in Afghanistan

President Barack Obama on Monday awarded the Medal of Honor to Ryan M. Pitts, a former Army staff sergeant who fought off enemy combatants and guided air strikes despite his own critical injuries in Afghanistan in 2008.

Army sergeant who held off Taliban attack receives Medal of Honor

On Monday afternoon, President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to Ryan Pitts, a former Army sergeant who held off Taliban fighters in northeastern Afghanistan. Pitts held his ground during 2008's Battle of Wanat, even after being hit by grenade shrapnel in one arm and both of his legs. Show More Summary

Staff Sergeant Ryan Pitts’ Medal of Honor

At about 3:10 today, the President will award Staff Sergeant Ryan Pitts the Medal of Honor. TSO and ParachuteCutie will be representing TAH in the audience. I met Ryan at Kyle White’s Medal of Honor ceremony and he’s a very humble and unassuming fellow. You’d never know that he did this on July 13th, 2008; […]

Former Army staff sergeant Ryan Pitts to receive Medal of Honor

President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor to former Army staff sergeant Ryan M. Pitts during a White House ceremony Monday. In 2008, Pitts fought off enemy fighters in Wanat, Afghanistan, during one of the war’s bloodiestShow More Summary

Today's Medal Of Honor Recipient Crawled Through Rocket Fire During One Of Afghanistan's Deadliest Battles

A former Army staff sergeant is receiving the Medal of Honor today for his heroics during one of the deadliest battles of the U.S. campaign in Afghanistan. Staff Sergeant Ryan Pitts spent an agonizing 90 minutes fighting off an enemy...Show More Summary

Medal of Honor recipient: This belongs to comrades

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Ryan Pitts will wear the nation's highest award for combat valor, but the humble and soft-spoken Medal of Honor recipient who continued to fight after being wounded in one of Afghanistan's bloodiest battles insisted Thursday that the medal belongs to all of his comrades who fought and died that day.

Afghan Vet Will Become 9th Living Recipient Of Medal Of Honor

2 months agoNews : The Two-Way

Army Sgt. Ryan Pitts is credited with holding off a brutal Taliban attack back in 2008. He was the only one left alive at an observation post in Afghanistan.

N.J. cop gunned down by maniac awarded medal of honor

THE ROOKIE cop gunned down in a Jersey City ambush will go to his grave a decorated hero.

Pentagon Considers Medal Of Honor For Black Soldier Who Singlehandedly Fought Off Dozens Of Germans In World War I

An Army sergeant who singlehandedly fought off roughly two dozen German soldiers and saved a comrade during World War I nearly 100 years ago is being considered for the Medal of Honor by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, The Associated Press reports. Show More Summary

Honor for a hero

Army Secretary John McHugh moved America toward righting a racial injustice dating back almost a century by recommending the Medal of Honor for black World War I soldier Henry Johnson.

Honoring Congressional Gold Medal Recipient Raoul Wallenberg: One Man Who Made a Difference

Two years ago marked the centennial of the birth of a truly remarkable man, the Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg. In 2012, the year was spent celebrating his life and achievements -- and not just in Sweden and the United States, but in Hungary, in Israel, and in countless other locations around the globe. Show More Summary

Leadership in Action: Businesses Large and Small Hiring Vets

Ever since I received the Medal of Honor, I have made it my mission to help my fellow veterans make the same difficult transition I had to make from service member to civilian. In doing so, I have had the chance to travel across the country and meet with everyone from politicians to CEOs. Show More Summary

Meet the Marine Who Jumped on a Live Grenade to Save His Friend and Won the Medal of Honor (VIDEO)

William Kyle Carpenter was willing to lay his life down for his friends. Now, he's received America's highest honor.

Sgt. Raphael Peralta, Revisited

We’ve discussed Sgt. Rafael Peralta multiple times previously at TAH.  He was KIA in Fallujah, Iraq, in 2004. Peralta was initially recommended for the Medal of Honor by his chain-of-command.  That recommendation was ultimately downgraded to the Navy Cross. Stars and Stripes recently published an excellent overview of the controversy concerning Peralta’s Medal of Honor […]

Rodolfo Hernandez’ Medal of Honor moment immortalized

Rodolfo Hernandez earned the Medal of Honor in Korea on May 31st, 1951. His citation reads; Cpl. Hernandez, a member of Company G, distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action against the enemy. His platoon, in defensive positions on Hill 420, came under ruthless attack by […]

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