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Nashua Army Veteran To Be Awarded Medal Of Honor

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Ryan M. Pitts of Nashua, N.H., will be awarded the Medal of Honor during a White House ceremony July 21. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Ryan M. Pitts of Nashua, N.H., will be awarded the Medal of Honor during a White House ceremony July 21. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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, N.H., 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.

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