CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The Medal of Honor recipient who continued to
fight after being wounded in one of Afghanistan's bloodiest battles says
the medal belongs to all of his comrades who fought and died that day.
Ryan Pitts of Nashua will receive the nation's highest award for combat valor next month at the White House.
The medal citation says Pitts, now 28, fought off enemy fighters on
July 13, 2008, in Wanat, Afghanistan. Despite losing blood from wounds
in both legs and an arm, Pitts continued to fire at about 200 Taliban
and guided air strikes that helped repel the attack.
Pitts, who was raised in Mont Vernon, told his story Thursday at the National Guard Headquarters in Concord.
He will become the ninth living recipient of the medal for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan.