Monday, August 26, 2013

Ty Carter

America's military is made up of exceptional men and women. But sometimes, even in the darkest horror of war, the actions of one individual can inspire an entire nation. Ty Carter did just that. Fighting at the Battle of Kamdesh, Carter braved overwhelming fire to support his friends and save the wounded. Like Sal Giunta, he was ready to die to prevent the enemy from capturing his comrade. Truly, his was an extraordinary act. Yet, Ty Carter has also served his country in another way. By speaking out about the challenge of PTSD, Carter has helped publicize this great national crisis. It necessitates our serious attention. As I argued for The Week, supporting the troops doesn't begin and end with the hanging of a yellow ribbon. Our fellow citizens deserve our unyielding support.

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