TODAY   |  August 27, 2013

Medal of Honor awarded to ‘true American hero’

Army Staff Sgt. Ty Carter was awarded the nation’s highest military decoration for braving a deadly attack by Taliban fighters in order to save his fellow soldiers. Carter, 33, works with soldiers and veterans affected by post-traumatic stress disorder, and hopes to use the award to spread awareness about PTSD. NBC’s Jim Miklaszewski reports.

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