Staff Sgt. Ty Michael 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.
(Clockwise from top left) Spc. Ty Carter, Spc. Cody Floyd, Spc. Christopher T. Griffin, Sgt. Eric Harder, Sgt. John Francis, Staff Sgt. Kirk Birchfield, Sgt. Scott Potempa, Spc. Michael Scusa, Pvt. Edward Faulkner and Pfc. Daniel Rogers gather for a “thank you” photo at Combat Outpost Keating, August 2009, for the canned foods donated by Harder’s mother and her friends. Soldiers had a very limited diet at the remote outpost, with hot food being rare.
Staff Sgt. Ty Carter participates in a meeting with the local authorities at an Afghan National Police compound in West Kandahar City, Afghanistan, sometime between May and July 2012. The U.S. forces regularly met with local officials and leaders to assess their needs and provide assistance the local authorities where needed.
Staff Sgt. Jimmy Justice, a section leader, and Spc. Ty Carter sight in their M14 sniper rifles at the Observation Point Fritsche helicopter landing zone, June 2009, as an Afghan National Army soldier observes. The Soldiers wanted to collect data on how their bullets traveled at that particular altitude.