27 August 2013

Medal of Honor awarded to Army SSG Ty Carter

Another hero earning America's highest honor.

Staff Sgt. Ty M. Carter received the Medal of Honor during a ceremony Monday at the White House, marking the first time since the Vietnam War that two living service members have earned the nation’s highest award for valor for actions in the same battle.

Carter is the second soldier to receive the Medal of Honor for actions during the Oct. 3, 2009, battle at Combat Outpost Keating in eastern Afghanistan.

Former Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha, who did not attend Monday’s ceremony because of a previous commitment to attend a benefit event for homeless veterans in California, received the Medal of Honor Feb. 11.

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By: Brant

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