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US Soldier to Earn Medal of Honor

Military Times reports that “an Army staff sergeant who previously served in the Marine Corps will receive the Medal of Honor on Aug. 26, making him the second soldier to be honored with the nation’s highest valor award for actions during a fierce October 2009 battle in Afghanistan.”

“Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter will be honored in a ceremony at the White House, officials there said. He also will be inducted into the Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes on Aug. 27.”

“Carter, who was a scout assigned to B Troop, 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, is credited with braving fierce enemy fire to treat and carry a fellow soldier to safety during one of the largest, most vicious battles against U.S. forces in Afghanistan.”

“He will be the fifth living service member to receive the Medal of Honor for actions in Afghanistan or Iraq. Seven service members have posthumously been awarded the Medal of Honor for their actions in those wars.”

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