Medal of Honor recipient, Army Staff Sgt Ty Carter, becomes ambassador for PTSD awareness…

by | Aug 27, 2013

Medal of Honor nominee Staff Sgt. Ty Carter: Staff Sgt. Ty Carter received the Medal of Honor, the military’s highest award for valor, for his actions at Combat Outpost Keating, Afghanistan in 2009.

Army Staff Sgt Ty Carter receives-Medal of Honor… Quoting from this website article…  Click and listen to the video clip of Ty’s heroic and traumatic battle experience…

“Obama also praised Carter to speaking out about seeking help for post-traumatic stress.”

“Ty has spoken openly, with honesty and extraordinary eloquence, about his struggle with post-traumatic stress,” Obama said. “The flashbacks, the nightmares, the anxiety, the heartache that makes it sometimes almost impossible to get through a day.”

“So now he wants to help other troops in their own recovery, and it is absolutely critical for us to work with brave young men like Ty to put an end to any stigma that keeps more folks from seeking help.”


Staff Sgt Ty Carter’s commitment to join the PTSD awareness campaign by helping other troops in their own journey of recovery and healing is a selfless high honor to undertake…  Talking about the challenges of life after war with other warriors who suffer, and often hesitate to take advantage of treatment, will save many lives long after the war is over…  The stigma of moral injury and PTSD causes veterans, including 1st responders, to be in denial and avoid the treatment that is critical to living a healthy, happy, and productive life after war…  More seriously,  the children, families, and loved ones of warriors need more support to help them become the very best caregivers and minimize the risks of  loved ones developing their own symptoms of PTSD.  Healing is a lifelong journey for those affected by severe and prolonged traumatic events.  It is not a journey to undertake alone…it can be fatal…  Staff Sgt Ty Carter will make a huge positive impact for the greater good in showing others that talking about PTSD and receiving treatment along with family members, loved ones, and caregivers will move America closer to “winning the war-within that comes home with the soldier…” all too often ending in tragedy long after wars end…

Steve Sparks
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Steve Sparks is a retired information technology sales and marketing executive with over 35 years of industry experience, including a Bachelors’ in Management from St. Mary’s College. His creative outlet is as a non-fiction author, writing about his roots as a post-WWII US Navy military child growing up in the 1950s-1960s.
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