Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Marine Veteran and Medal of Honor recipient Richard Pittman
Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country. President John F. Kennedy said it. Richard Pittman lived it.
Citing his mother as the primary figure who shaped his values and character, Richard recalls her making him read books about John Paul Jones, George Washington and Benjamin Franklin. By the time he was 12, his sense of patriotism and duty was deeply ingrained. Just three years later, he heard President Kennedy’s seminal inaugural address, a speech that would set the course for his life.