Ty Michael Carter
Ty Michael Carter was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Obama on Aug. 26, 2013. He enlisted in the military in 1998, attending the Marine Corps Combat Engineer School. Sent to Primary Marksmanship Instructor School, he served 2 training deployments before his honorable discharge in 2002. He spent 5 years doing a variety of jobs around the country, but working as a civilian he missed the military’s sense of purpose. Carter knew he was meant for further service. He enlisted in the US Army in 2008 and was sent to Fort Carson to join 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. He deployed for 1 year to Nuristan Province, Afghanistan, was stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington, and joined Alpha Troop, 8th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. In 2012, he deployed to Kandahar City, Afghanistan. He works tirelessly to destigmatize posttraumatic stress, a condition from which he’s battled.