Medal of Honor Bestowed

President Obama gives the Medal of Honor to Ty Carter, an Afghanistan war veteran, who now helps other soldiers recovering from the affects of the war.

Credit: U.S. Army/CBS

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has bestowed the Medal of Honor on Army Staff Sgt. Ty Carter, a veteran of the war in Afghanistan who risked his life to save an injured soldier and to resupply ammunition to his comrades during intense fighting in a remote mountain outpost.
Obama says Carter "displayed the essence of true heroism."
The Oct. 3, 2009, battle occurred while Carter was stationed at Command Outpost Keating. U.S. troops were vastly outnumbered by 400 Taliban fighters.
In February, Obama bestowed the Medal of Honor on another survivor of that firefight, former Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha.
Eight soldiers died in the battle. Carter killed Afghan fighters, rendered first aid and saved a soldier's life. Carter still suffers post-traumatic stress syndrome and helps troops with their recovery.


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