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President Obama to Award NH Vet Medal of Honor

Ryan M. Pitts, a former Army staff sergeant living in Nashua, will become the 9th living recipient to be honored for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan



    President Barack Obama speaks to members of the media about the situation in Iraq, Thursday, June 19, 2014, in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. In the strongest sign yet of U.S. doubts about Iraq's stability, the Obama administration is weighing whether to press the Shiite prime minister in Baghdad to step down in a last-ditch effort to prevent disgruntled Sunnis from igniting a full-scale civil war.

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A former Army staff sergeant from New Hampshire is becoming the latest recipient of a Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama.
    Obama is scheduled to bestow the nation's highest military decoration on Ryan M. Pitts during a White House ceremony on July 21.

        The resident of Nashua, New Hampshire, also will become the ninth living recipient to be so honored for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan.
    The White House says next month's ceremony will commemorate the "example of selfless service" exhibited by the former Army paratrooper during combat operations in Kunar Province, in northeastern Afghanistan, on July 13, 2008. The White House released no other details.