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

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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And no one knows that better than military service members and we have the pictures to prove it.

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On July 13, 2008, Army Spc. Aaron Davis and his unit were attacked by more than 200 Taliban fighters while they were on patrol in Kunar province, Afghanistan.

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In the January/February 2015 edition of the Atlantic, retired Army Maj. Gen. Robert Scales argues that the M4, the rifle used by today’s infantry, is deeply flawed and a danger to soldiers in combat zones around the world. Specifically, Scales cites the deaths of nine infantrymen who were killed while fighting the Taliban at a combat outpost near the village of Wanat in Afghanistan. He ultimately blames their deaths on their weapons jamming and compares their experience to incidents that occurred in Vietnam 50 years earlier. Scales’ writes, “Over the next few decades, the Department of Defense will spend more than $1 trillion on F-35 stealth fighter jets that after nearly 10 years of testing have yet to be deployed to a single combat zone. But bad rifles are in soldiers’ hands in every combat zone.”

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Earlier this week, former Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts became just the ninth living recipient of the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest award for valor, at a ceremony at the White House.

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