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Monday, August 26, 2013

JBLM soldier a reluctant hero at Medal of Honor ceremony

Family members of fallen soldiers comfort each other as President Obama speaks during a ceremony to award Army Staff Sgt. Ty M. Carter, left of the president, the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry Monday in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C. The gathering included a standing ovation for the families of the eight soldiers who died at Combat Outpost Keating during the battle in October 2009.