From his citation:
Specialist Ty M. Carter distinguished himself by acts of gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a Scout with Bravo Troop, 3d Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, during combat operations against an armed enemy in Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan on October 3, 2009. On that morning, Specialist Carter and his comrades awakened to an attack of an estimated 300 enemy fighters occupying the high ground on all four sides of Combat Outpost Keating, employing concentrated fire from recoilless rifles, rocket propelled grenades, anti-aircraft machine guns, mortars and small arms fire.
Specialist Carter reinforced a forward battle position, ran twice through a 100 meter gauntlet of enemy fire to resupply ammunition and voluntarily remained there to defend the isolated position. Armed with only an M4 carbine rifle, Specialist Carter placed accurate, deadly fire on the enemy, beating back the assault force and preventing the position from being overrun, over the course of several hours. With complete disregard for his own safety and in spite of his own wounds, he ran through a hail of enemy rocket propelled grenade and machine gun fire to rescue a critically wounded comrade who had been pinned down in an exposed position.
Specialist Carter rendered life extending first aid and carried the Soldier to cover. On his own initiative, Specialist Carter again maneuvered through enemy fire to check on a fallen Soldier and recovered the squad’s radio, which allowed them to coordinate their evacuation with fellow Soldiers. With teammates providing covering fire, Specialist Carter assisted in moving the wounded Soldier 100 meters through withering enemy fire to the aid station and before returning to the fight. Specialist Carter’s heroic actions and tactical skill were critical to the defense of Combat Outpost Keating, preventing the enemy from capturing the position and saving the lives of his fellow Soldiers.
Specialist Ty M. Carter’s extraordinary heroism and selflessness above and beyond the call of duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, Bravo Troop, 3d Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division and the United States Army.
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First Linkzookery in quite some time:
JLTV Prototypes Begin Testing
66 prototypes, 22 each of three contenders, begin two year testing to win contract as Humvee replacement.
Guard leader, lawmakers decry tank disparity
National Guard leader says the Guard should have the same tanks the active Army has.
Can you really be liable for texting a driver?
Murdoc says no.
Workers set to strike fast food restaurants for higher wages
Murdoc’s teenage son is looking for an entry-level part-time job. He’ll take one from these losers if they don’t want it.
US Carrier Theodore Roosevelt Returns To Service
Four-year refit complete.
13000 year old alien satellite orbiting Earth
Murdoc was unaware of the Black Knight satellite story.
New Jersey Gov. Christie refuses to sign weapon ban he called for
Changed mind about ban on .50 caliber rifles.
Because, why not?
The end of the CMP?
At least it will put an end to all of rampant M1 Garand crime.
According to NavyTimes.com, the USS Stout (DDG 55) is headed toward the Mediterranean to bolster the US presence in the area. Just in case.
It was previously reported that the carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) is going to be kept in the Indian Ocean after being relieved by the USS Truman (CVN 75). Just in case.
This is what happens when you land on the wrong ship.
You don’t have this sort of problem when you never have more than one carrier in the area.