Carter receives Medal of Honor

| August 30, 2013 | 0 Comments
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor to Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter, for acts of gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a Scout with Bravo Troop, 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, during combat operations in Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan, Oct. 3, 2009.    Carter and his comrades were attacked by an estimated 300 enemy fighters occupying the high ground on all four sides of Combat Outpost Keating. He reinforced a forward battle position, ran twice through a 100-meter gauntlet of enemy fire to resupply ammunition and voluntarily remained there to defend the isolated position. Armed with only an M4 carbine rifle, Carter beat back the assault force and prevented the position from being overrun over the course of several hours. With complete disregard for his own safety and in spite of his own wounds, he ran through a hail of enemy rocket propelled grenade and machine gun fire to rescue a critically wounded comrade who had been pinned down in an exposed position. Carter rendered life-extending first aid and carried the Soldier to cover. On his own initiative, Carter again maneuvered through enemy fire to check on a fallen Soldier and recovered the squad’s radio, which allowed them to coordinate their evacuation with fellow Soldiers. With teammates providing covering fire, Carter assisted in moving the wounded Soldier 100 meters through withering enemy fire to the aid station and before returning to the fight. Carter’s heroic actions and tactical skill were critical to the defense of Combat Outpost Keating, preventing the enemy from capturing the position and saving the lives of his fellow Soldiers. Carter’s extraordinary heroism and selflessness above and beyond the call of duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army. Carter is currently stationed as a staff noncommissioned officer with the 7th Infantry Division at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and lives with his wife, Shannon, and their three children. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller, photographer to the Under Secretary of the Army)

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor to Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter, for acts of gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a Scout with Bravo Troop, 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, during combat operations in Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan, Oct. 3, 2009.
Carter and his comrades were attacked by an estimated 300 enemy fighters occupying the high ground on all four sides of Combat Outpost Keating. He reinforced a forward battle position, ran twice through a 100-meter gauntlet of enemy fire to resupply ammunition and voluntarily remained there to defend the isolated position. Armed with only an M4 carbine rifle, Carter beat back the assault force and prevented the position from being overrun over the course of several hours.
With complete disregard for his own safety and in spite of his own wounds, he ran through a hail of enemy rocket propelled grenade and machine gun fire to rescue a critically wounded comrade who had been pinned down in an exposed position. Carter rendered life-extending first aid and carried the Soldier to cover. On his own initiative, Carter again maneuvered through enemy fire to check on a fallen Soldier and recovered the squad’s radio, which allowed them to coordinate their evacuation with fellow Soldiers. With teammates providing covering fire, Carter assisted in moving the wounded Soldier 100 meters through withering enemy fire to the aid station and before returning to the fight. Carter’s heroic actions and tactical skill were critical to the defense of Combat Outpost Keating, preventing the enemy from capturing the position and saving the lives of his fellow Soldiers. Carter’s extraordinary heroism and selflessness above and beyond the call of duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army. Carter is currently stationed as a staff noncommissioned officer with the 7th Infantry Division at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and lives with his wife, Shannon, and their three children. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller, photographer to the Under Secretary of the Army)

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