Here is what Medal of Honor awardee Staff Sgt. Ty M. Carter said – click to read

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After the Medal of Honor ceremony, Staff Sgt. Ty M. Carter gave a statement at the stakeout microphones. Here is part of his remarks:

“Comments by Staff Sgt. Ty M. Carter:

“This has been one of the greatest experiences that my family has had, and I’m humbled and honored that I get to represent the soldiers of Black Knight troop and the families of the fallen.”

“I stand here proud that I’ve been chosen to represent the 50-plus soldiers … who faced impossible odds. I’m nervous about living with the responsibility of telling their story.”

He said he also represents “the thousands who suffer the invisible wounds of war.”

“The battle of COP Keating is a part of me. Only those closest to me can see the scars that come from seeing good men take their last breath. During the battle, I lost the hearing in my left ear. But I will always hear the voice” of the specialist he tried to save. “I will hear his plea for help for the rest of my life.”

He praised the families of his fallen service members for their resilience “in the face of unimaginable loss.”

“I give these men and their families all my respect and humility.”

“Please take the time to learn about the invisible wounded. Know that a soldier or a veteran suffering from Post-traumatic stress is one of the most passionate and dedicated men or women you’ll ever meet. Know that they are not damaged, they are simply burdened with living with what others do not. They are resilient and will emerge stronger over time.”