JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD– JBLM is holding at press conference at 10:30 a.m. Monday for Staff Sgt. Ty Carter. Carter becomes the second soldier to be awarded the Medal of Honor — the military’s highest honor for bravery — during a battle in Afghanistan.
Carter grew up in Spokane and is assigned to the 7th Infantry Division at JBLM. Both he and former Staff Sgt. Clinton Romeshay helped save lives while defending Outpost Keating, back in 2009.
As many as 400 insurgents assaulted the base that housed just 53 U.S. troopers. Eight soldiers died in that attack.
Romeshay received the Medal of Honor earlier this year. Carter and his family will joint President Obama at the White House for a ceremony on August 26. Carter will then become the fifth living recipient to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan.