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Monday, August 26, 2013

Obama awards Medal of Honor to Afghan war veteran

President Obama applauds after presenting Army Staff Sgt. Ty M. Carter, left, the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry Monday during a ceremony at the White House. Carter received the medal for his courageous actions in a battle in Afghanistan on Oct. 3, 2009. Carter is the fifth living recipient to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan.