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President Barack Obama applauds after awarding U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ty M. Carter, left, the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry, Monday, at the White House.

Medal of Honor awarded to Afghan war vet

August 26, 2013 • National News

AP Photo President Barack Obama applauds after awarding U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ty M. Carter, left, the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry, Monday, at the White House.

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama bestowed the nation’s highest military honor, the Medal of Honor, on Army Staff Sgt. Ty Carter on Monday, saluting the veteran of the war in Afghanistan as “the essence of true heroism,” one still engaged in a battle against the lingering emotional fallout of war. Carter risked his life to save an injured soldier, resupply ammunition to his comrades and render first aid during intense fighting in a remote mountain outpost four years ago. Login to read more

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