Return to COP Keating: Second Soldier to receive MOH from desperate battle
Photo Credit: 1st Sgt. Jonathan Hill, retired
Then-Spc. Ty Carter poses with Afghan National Army soldiers at Obsevation Post Fritsche, Afghanistan, during a meeting to build relationships over the late spring/early summer of 2009. After an initial rotation at OP Fritsche, which was high in the Hindu Kush mountains, the men of Blue Platoon, Bravo "Black Knight" Troop, 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, rotated down the mountain to Combat Outpost Keating, which was nearly overrun by between 300 and 400 insurgents, Oct. 3, 2009. Carter will receive the Medal of Honor in an Aug. 26 White House ceremony in recognition of his heroic attempt to save Spc. Stephan Mace, who was grievously wounded in the abdomen and legs and stuck in the open during the battle.
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