Nine comrades were lost the day SSG Pitts actions helped turn the tide at the Battle of Wanat...
– Jonathan P. Brostrom, 24, of Aiea, Hawaii
– Israel Garcia, 24, of Long Beach, California
– Jonathan R. Ayers, 24, of Snellville, Georgia
– Jason M. Bogar, 25, of Seattle, Washington
– Jason D. Hovater, 24, of Clinton, Tennessee
– Matthew B. Phillips, 27, of Jasper, Georgia
– Pruitt A. Rainey, 22, of Haw River, North Carolina
– Gunnar W. Zwilling, 20, of Florissant, Missouri
– Sergio S. Abad, 21, of Morganfield, Kentucky
"My son Lucas exists because of them ... I promise that my son will grow up appreciating the sacrifices of men he never knew."
(U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mikki L. Sprenkle)