Medal of Honor Recipient Carter Wants to Highlight PTSD Issues

Army Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter receives the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama on Monday at the White House. Photo courtesy of the Army

Army Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter receives the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama on Monday at the White House. Photo courtesy of the Army

Army Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter became the eighth Afghanistan War vet to receive the Medal of Honor on Monday at the White House. While his actions set him apart, it’s also notable that he used his platform to talk about the post-traumatic stress issues he’s dealt with after returning home.

Carter – who was honored by the USO last year at the USO of Metropolitan New York’s Armed Forces Gala and Gold Medal Dinner – has spoken up in recent months about his struggle to readjust since his return home. 

“Know that a soldier suffering from post-traumatic stress is one of the most passionate, dedicated men or women you’ll ever meet,” Carter said during Monday’s ceremony. “Know that they are not damaged. They are simply burdened with living what others did not.”

USO Warrior and Family Care has several programs dedicated to assist the tens of thousands of troops struggling with PTSD on their road to recovery. If you know someone who needs help, click here.

2 thoughts on “Medal of Honor Recipient Carter Wants to Highlight PTSD Issues

  1. Many Vets from Viet Nam are being passed over because they say it has been to long since that war. These men still suffer from Post Traumatic Stress disorder, and have for a long time. Some don’t even know what is wrong with them, but they know that something is not right. Now we are in another war(yes war) and our brave warriors are coming home and going thru these horrible times. All our soldiers will need help of some type, after going through the horrible battles that have been through, the death and fear of every day which they have to face because they ARE at war.

    Praise all of you warriors, hang tough and know that you can make it.

    A POW from World War 11l

  2. I salute Army Staff Sgt,Ty Michael Cater,welcome back home from Afghanistan.Being a soldier is a hard thing.War is a work of soldiers and emotional readiness for war is really important.God will assuage your thews.

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