Army sergeant that served in Afghanistan receives Medal of Honor

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by Amy Stallings

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 27, 2013 at 12:21 PM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 27 at 1:27 PM

WASHINGTON, DC (WHAS11) -- President Barack Obama has awarded another soldier with the Medal of Honor.

In a ceremony Monday, the president gave the prestigious award to Army staff sergeant Ty Carter. The 33-year-old ran through heavy fire to get ammunition to his unit when they were under attack in Afghanistan back in October 2009. Eight American soldiers died in that attack.

When Carter spoke with the media he stressed the importance of supporting soldiers both deployed and when the return home from war.

 “Know that a soldier or veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress is one of the most passionate and dedicated men or women you will ever meet. Know that they are not damaged. They are simply burdened with living when others did not,” Carter said.

Kentucky native, Sgt. Dakota Meyer, was awarded the Medal of Honor in 2011. 

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