Combat vet to get Medal of Honor for Afghan fight

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U.S. Army Medal of Honor (AP Photo)

U.S. Army Medal of Honor (AP Photo)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama will bestow the Medal of Honor on an Army staff sergeant for courageous action during a daylong firefight in Afghanistan.

Ty Carter, a former Marine who later enlisted in the Army, will be recognized at the White House on Aug. 26 for his action during a 2009 battle at a mountain outpost where U.S. troops were far outnumbered.

The Army says Carter killed enemy troops, resupplied ammunition to American fighters, rendered first aid and risked his own life to save an injured soldier pinned down by a barrage of enemy fire.

In February, Obama bestowed the Medal of Honor on another survivor of that firefight, former Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha.

Carter, who grew up in Spokane, Wash., also has received a Purple Heart.

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