Carter Hosts Ceremony for Medal of Honor Recipient at Pentagon

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter hosts a ceremony to recognize Army Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter, the most recent Medal of Honor recipient, at the Pentagon, Aug. 27, 2013. Staff Sgt. Carter, 33, the fifth living recipient of the military's top honor, was recognized for his valor on Combat Outpost Keating, Afghanistan, Oct. 3, 2009. President Barack Obama presented Carter with the medal at the White House, Aug. 26, 2013.
 DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. John F. Campbell makes remarks during a  ceremony to recognize Army Staff Sgt. Ty M. Carter, the newest Medal of Honor recipient, at the Pentagon, Aug. 27, 2013.  DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Joseph W. Westphal, undersecretary of the Army, makes remarks during a ceremony to recognize Army Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter, the newest Medal of Honor recipient, at the Pentagon, Aug. 27, 2013. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Army Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter looks on during a Medal of Honor induction ceremony to the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon, Aug. 27, 2013. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
  • Army Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter and his family bow their heads in prayer during a Medal of Honor Hall of Heroes induction ceremony at  the Pentagon, Aug. 27, 2013. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
  • Medal of Honor recipient Army Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter and his wife, Shannon, receive a plaque as he is honored during a ceremony at the Pentagon, Aug. 27, 2013, as Joseph W. Westphal, undersecretary of the Army, looks on. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Army Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter wears the Medal of Honor around his neck during a ceremony to honor him at the Pentagon, Aug. 27, 2013. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Army Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter and his wife, Shannon, pose during the Medal of Honor Hall of Heroes induction ceremony at the Pentagon, Aug. 27, 2013. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
  • The daughter of Army Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter applauds during  a Medal of Honor Hall of Heroes induction ceremony at  the Pentagon, Aug. 27, 2013. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
  • Medal of Honor recipient Army Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter and his wife, Shannon, receive applause as the Hall of Heroes plaque bearing his name is unveiled at the Pentagon, Aug. 27, 2013.  DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter presents the Medal of Honor Flag to Medal of Honor recipient Army Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter at the Pentagon, Aug. 27, 2013. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Medal of Honor recipient Army Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter holds back tears as he tells his story during a ceremony in his honor at the Pentagon, Aug. 27, 2013. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter speaks during a Medal of Honor Hall of Heroes induction ceremony at the Pentagon, Aug. 27, 2013. Carter was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor a day earlier by President Barack H. Obama in ceremony at the White House. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
  • Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter applauds during a ceremony to recognize Army Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter, the newest Medal of Honor recipient, at the Pentagon, Aug. 27, 2013. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter shakes hands with Army Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter, the newest Medal of Honor recipient, at a ceremony for the soldier at the Pentagon, Aug. 27, 2013. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Shannon Carter looks at her husband, Army Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter, at the end of a ceremony honoring Carter for receiving the Medal of Honor at the Pentagon, Aug. 27, 2013. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Medal of Honor recipient Army Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter and his wife, Shannon, join the audience in singing the Army song at the end of a ceremony to honor the soldier at the Pentagon, Aug. 27, 2013. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett