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Medal of Honor Recipient Ty Carter’s Advocacy in Historical Context

Medal of Honor Recipient Ty Carter’s Advocacy in Historical Context

Medal of Honor Recipient Ty Carter’s Advocacy in Historical Context

Joseph R. Miller

The most recent Medal of Honor recipient has perhaps one of the most impressive citations in the War on Terror. As a participant in a battle that nearly overwhelmed a small Combat Outpost (COP) named Keating, Army Staff Sergeant Ty Carter repeatedly braved danger, injury and certain death to aid fellow wounded soldiers. When running to the assistance of wounded comrades his fellow soldiers attempting to aid others were killed. Carter provided first aid and ammunition so the wounded could maintain a desperate stand, Carter stated that the outpost lacked water, necessary medical supplies and ammunition. Despite hunger, thirst, and injuries and, in some cases mortal wounds, they continued to fight. In a battle that carried multiple valor citations, Carter’s performance carried the most accolades. Read More.

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