Then-Spc. Ty Carter pauses during a patrol outside Combat Outpost Keating, Afghanistan, where he was deployed with Blue Platoon, Bravo "Black Knight" Troop, 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. The cavalry scout was inspecting a point of origin site, a spot from where a local insurgent had fired on the base. The attack was one of many near-daily probing attacks, which skilled fighters used to prepare for the massive assault they launched Oct. 3, 2009, when 300-400 Taliban surrounded and breached Keating. Carter will be awarded the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony, Aug. 26, for his courageous efforts to save a wounded Soldier, Spc. Stephan Mace, who was caught in the open.