Army Staff Sgt. Ty Carter received the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama Monday. In presenting the award, Obama saluted Carter's actions tending to wounded soldiers during an intense firefight in Afghanistan as "the essence of true heroism." When Carter's remote outpost was attacked by a large Taliban contingent in October of 2009, he risked his life to save others and resupply ammunition to his unit. Eight troops died in the battle. Carter, who suffers from post-traumatic stress syndrome, said he will "strive to live up to the responsibility" of the medal, which is the country's highest military honor.
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