Ryan Pitts On Why Even The Most Painful War Stories Should Be Shared

U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mikki L. Sprenkle

Medal of Honor Recipient Ryan Pitts makes his remarks during the Hall of Heroes Induction Ceremony at the Pentagon, in Arlington, Virginia, 2014 

By JAMES CLARK  on June 10, 2016  

Medal of Honor recipient Ryan Pitts talks about the value in sharing a war story you’d rather keep to yourself.

For Ryan Pitts, the Medal of Honor is a reminder of the sacrifices made by the 48 American soldiers he fought alongside during the Battle of Wanat.
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I needed to share this, Although it happened a few days ago I’m just now hearing about it. Tammy didn’t live far from me and I know the love and passion for helping  our troops she felt. This hits a nerve with me; maybe I’m taking  it personal. At any rate, my thoughts and prayers go out to her family. I didn’t know her personally but our military (support) community here in southern California lost a great advocate and American. 

Rest Easy, my fellow Patriot… 

Temecula, California – Tammy Baker-Carlson Serrano was a friend or mom to everyone, particularly our military members. On Monday, June 13, Brian Saylor, 31, chose to hit her on the head with a bottle of whiskey at a CVS Pharmacy at around 5 p.m., Mrs Serrano stood in line with her 21 year old daughter. Saylor smashed her in the head with a liquor bottle in an unprovoked attack. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department responded to the CVS Pharmacy to find Mrs. Serrano in critical condition, and store employees detaining the suspect. Read more

Image of the Day: 21 June 2016

US Navy

A U.S. Navy E/A-18G Growler launches off the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Pacific Ocean.

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