Obama awards soldier Medal of Honor for 2009 heroics

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    WASHINGTON — President Obama awarded U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ty Carter the Medal of Honor on Monday for his heroics in a 2009 battle where he and 53 American troops fought back against some 300 Taliban fighters in a valley of the Afghanistan mountains..........

    In honoring Carter and Romesha, it is the first time that two living recipients have received Medals of Honor for their gallantry in the same battle since Vietnam. Carter also became the fifth living U.S. servicemember of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars to receive the honor..........

    Obama also thanked Carter for speaking out about his battles with post-traumatic stress, and noted that Carter had urged him to remember another soldier, Ed Faulkner Jr., who fought alongside him that day. Faulker died in September 2010 after a fatal overdose of methadone and Xanax.........
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