President Obama presented Staff Sergeant Ryan Pitts with the Medal of Honor for his service in Afghanistan at a ceremony in the White House on Monday, July 21. Pitts fought on alone to hold a US outpost in Afghanistan under attack from around 200 Taliban militants while wounded. Nine US soldiers were killed in the clash near the village of Wanat in July 2008.
Pitts was the ninth living recipient to receive the award for service in Iraq or Afghanistan. Credit: YouTube/White House