Return to COP Keating: Second Soldier to receive MOH from desperate battle
Photo Credit: 1st Sgt. Jonathan Hill, retired
Then-Spc. Ty Carter assumes a defensive position 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. These patrols involved walking up and down 10,000-foot mountains, although the men trained so hard on their own time in Colorado Springs, Colo., that the thin mountain air didn't bother them. Carter was inspecting an area of interest after Keating received contact from the enemy. 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.
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