President Barack Obama awards Medal of Honor to Staff Sgt. Ty Carter Staff Sgt. Ty Carter provides overwatch on a road near Dahla Dam, Afghanistan, July 2012. Staff Sgt. Ty Carter and his family, son Jayden, wife Shannon, daughter Sehara, and daughter Madison in a family photo taken on their farm in Yelm, Wash., July, 2013. Spc. Ty Carter and Spc. Jonathan Adams, the Blue Platoon forward observer, look at the village of Kamdesh, Afghanistan, while on their first patrol out of Observation Point Fritsche, May 2009. Staff Sgt. Ty Carter’s wife Shannon, his daughter Sehara, his son Jayden, and his daughter Madison, along with family dogs Nala and Karma, pause for a photo along the rim of Crater Lake, Ore., during a family vacation, June 2013. Staff Sgt. Ty Carter Staff Sgt. Ty Carter and his side of the family during his wedding. Staff Sgt. Ty Carter, with A Troop, 8-1 Cavalry, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, stands guard at a hasty traffic control point in West Kandahar City, Afghanistan, sometime between May and July 2012. Sgt. Ty Carter and his buddy William Hahn attend a wedding near Fort Carson, Colo.
Remarks from the President of the United States

"Staff Sgt. Carter's gallant actions were those of a man, a Soldier, who was physically and mentally strong and well prepared for combat. He elevated the needs of his team and nation above his own safety. His great humility and love for his fellow Soldiers are the hallmark of a true hero."

General John Campbell, Vice Chief of Staff of the Army | Read More.

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