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    Medal Of Honor Recipient Accidentally Smashes NYSE Gavel

    Wochit Headline News

    by Wochit Headline News

    Sometimes, we just don't know our own strength. Ryan M. Pitts knows this all too well. His week started off on a high — President Obama awarded him the Medal of Honor on Monday for his outstanding service during a battle in Afghanistan, and then he was invited to ring the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday. Pitts was visibly excited as he began to bash the ceremonial gavel.