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Ty Carter receives Medal of Honor from President Obama

26 August 2013 Last updated at 22:37 BST

US President Barack Obama has presented the Medal of Honor to a soldier for heroism during a battle in Afghanistan that lasted more than six hours.

Army Staff Sgt Ty Carter, 33, saved a comrade and killed enemy fighters as his unit was ambushed.

Mr Obama also praised Sgt Carter's bravery off the battlefield, where he is dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder.

The BBC's Jane O'Brien reports.

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