Before I start the article, I want to say Semper FIdels to Staff Sergeant Carter. You are the embodiment of what it means to serve with honor.
President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to Army Staff Sergeant Ty M. Carter on August 26, 2013 for the heroism he displayed during one of the most intense battles of the Afghanistan war.
Mr. Obama called Carter a “true American hero.”
In the Oct. 3, 2009 battle at Combat Outpost Keating, Carter rescued a fellow soldier and carried him through a hail of bullets, unarmed. On that day nearly 300 insurgents, armed with rifles & rocket-propelled grenades, surrounded the outpost in Afghanistan’s Nuristan Province. Fifty-three Americans were stationed there; eight were killed in the battle, and 22 were wounded.
When the battle started, Carter ran from his rack to a guard post, exposing himself to the barrage of gunfire. He knew that…
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