26 Aug '13, 2pm

#USArmy Blog: 12 Facts about Medal of Honor nominee Staff Sgt. Ty Carter

#USArmy Blog: 12 Facts about Medal of Honor nominee Staff Sgt. Ty Carter

Carter and his siblings took swimming lessons as kids. Those swimming skills were almost put to good use at Combat Outpost Keating. During the battle, Carter and Sgt. Bradley Larson were cut off from the rest of their troop. For hours they believed everyone else had perished. Instead of panicking, they decided to lay low until nightfall and hatched a plan to sneak to the river that flowed on one side of the combat outpost and swim to safety. Before they needed to make it to the river, Carter got permission to seek out a radio so they could attempt to re-establish communication with those still alive. He found a radio that had likely been dropped by fallen Soldier Staff Sgt. Justin Gallegos. With the radio, Carter and Larson were able to connect with their operations center which led to the coordinated ex-fill of Larson, Carter and a critically wounded Soldier, Spc. Stephan...

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