6th Annual MCAA Nike Golf Scramble Kick-Off Social
MCAS Mirimar, CA – The MCAA’s Marion E. Carl Squadron will be holding a Social to benefit the Semper Fi Fund on Thursday, September 10, 2015 from 17:00 to 20:00 (5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – stay later if you’d like!) at the MCAS Miramar Officer’s Club, Main Bar & Patio, with special guest speaker, Medal of Honor recipient, Ty M. Carter. (See Medal of Honor citation below) .
Attendance is free to all so please come to support! Part of a two-day evolution, this event will serve as a fundraising event to help raise money and awareness for the Semper Fi Fund. There will be hors d’oeuvres and beverages provided and available for purchase. We will also have a live auction, silent auctions, and a raffle in order to raise money for the Semper Fi Fund.
The following day, the fun and festivities continue with the MCAA Marion E. Carl Squadron 6th Annual Golf Scramble.
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Medal of Honor Citation: SPC Ty M. Carter, USA
“The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, March 3, 1863, has awarded in the name of Congress the Medal of Honor to Specialist Ty M. Carter, United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty.
Specialist Ty M. Carter distinguished himself by acts of gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a Scout with Bravo Troop, 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division during combat operations against an armed enemy in Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan on October 3, 2009.
On that morning, Specialist Carter and his comrades awakened to an attack of an estimated 300 enemy fighters occupying the high ground on all four sides of Combat Outpost Keating, employing concentrated fire from recoilless rifles, rocket propelled grenades, anti-aircraft machine guns, mortars and small arms fire.
Specialist Carter reinforced a forward battle position, ran twice through a 100-meter gauntlet of enemy fire to resupply ammunition, and voluntarily remained there to defend the isolated position. Armed with only an M4 carbine rifle, Specialist Carter placed accurate, deadly fire on the enemy, beating back the assault force and preventing the position from being overrun over the course of several hours. With complete disregard for his own safety and in spite of his own wounds, he ran through a hail of enemy rocket propelled grenade and machine gunfire to rescue a critically wounded comrade who had been pinned down in an exposed position. Specialist Carter rendered life-extending first aid and carried the soldier to cover.
On his own initiative, Specialist Carter again maneuvered through enemy fire to check on a fallen soldier and recovered the squad’s radio, which allowed them to coordinate their evacuation with fellow Soldiers. With teammates providing covering fire, Specialist Carter assisted in moving the wounded soldier 100 meters through withering enemy fire to the aid station and before returning to the fight.
Specialist Carter’s heroic actions and tactical skill were critical to the defense of Combat Outpost Keating, preventing the enemy from capturing the position and saving the lives of his fellow soldiers. Specialist Ty M. Carter’s extraordinary heroism and selflessness above and beyond the call of duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, Bravo Troop, 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division and the United States Army.”
When & Where
Thursday September 10, 2015
Miramar Memorial Golf Course
San Diego, CA 92145 United States