PBS NewsHour

Medal of Honor winner honored for Afghan battle heroism

Clip: 07/21/2014 | 6m 37s

Sgt. Ryan Pitts was nearing his second tour in Afghanistan when his team began an operation that took a deadly turn. Hundreds of fighters initiated a large-scale attack on his unit and nine soldiers died. Pitts was hit with shrapnel in both legs and in his right arm, but he continued to fight and relay vital information before being airlifted out. Judy Woodruff talks to Medal of Honor winner.

Aired: 07/21/14

Rating: NR

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