Medal of Honor recipient Ty Carter focusing on helping soldiers with PTSD

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by KING 5 News

KREM.com

Posted on November 11, 2013 at 4:30 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 11 at 9:00 PM

On this Veterans Day, we honor the Medal of Honor recipient Ty Carter.

Sergeant Carter’s mission these days is helping fellow soldiers deal with Post Traumatic Stress. He specifically won’t call it a disorder because he says it’s a natural response to a tragic event.

Carter spends about one day a week on post at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, basically for paperwork, answering emails and to double check his schedule. Then it’s off to events all over the country.

"We feel deep in our hearts that we will actually save a life. Even if it's just one person, one life, just somebody that I shook hands with or spoke to," said Carter.

Carter does a lot of public speaking. He's booked out at least a month. He recently visited the town of West, Texas, the location of a massive fertilizer plant explosion in April.

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