Cantwell Applauds Washingtonian for Earning Medal of Honor

Cantwell: ‘Washington state is proud to call Ty Carter one of our own’

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) congratulated Army Staff Sgt. Ty M. Carter, who was awarded the Medal of Honor during a ceremony at the White House. Carter received the medal for his actions during the Battle of Kamdesh in Afghanistan in 2009.

Staff Sgt. Carter grew up in the Spokane area, graduating from North Central High School. Currently stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Carter is the eighth U.S. serviceman to be awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in Afghanistan. The Medal of Honor is the highest award for combat action that an individual serving the United States can receive. 

“Today, Staff Sergeant Carter joined a select group of our nation’s service members, as he was awarded the Medal of Honor,” said Cantwell. “During one of the deadliest battles in Afghanistan, he displayed tremendous courage and went above and beyond the call of duty to protect his fellow soldiers. From Spokane to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington state is proud to call Ty Carter one of our own.”