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Former Fort Carson soldier getting Medal of Honor

Published On: Aug 26 2013 08:30:35 AM CDT   Updated On: Aug 26 2013 08:30:52 AM CDT

Former Fort Carson soldier Sgt Ty Carter wants you to know about a chapter in his life that he will never forget.

FORT CARSON, Colo. -

A former Fort Carson soldier is getting the Medal of Honor for bravery he showed during a firefight in Afghanistan.

Army Staff Sgt. Ty Carter is being honored Monday by President Barack Obama.

Carter is being recognized for resupplying ammunition to American fighters, rendering first aid and risking his own life to save an injured soldier pinned down by enemy fire.

At the time of the battle, Carter was a specialist assigned to the Black Knight Troop of the 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment out of Fort Carson.

Staff Sergeant Carter will be the fifth living recipient to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan. He and his family will join the President at the White House to commemorate his example of selfless service.

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