When more than 300 enemy fighters attacked COP Keating from surrounding high ground before 6 a.m. Carter carried ammunition 100 meters across open ground from near his barracks to a Humvee at the south Battle Position under intense fire, three times , s to retrieve machine gun oil , more ammunition, and resupply the Battle Position. Though wounded within the first half-hour of battle, Carter provided accurate fire under intense pressure to drive back enemy that had infiltrated the camp perimeter. He then crawled under continuing fire to another vehicle, and retrieved needed weapons and ammunition to bring back to the Battle Position. Carter crossed 30 meters of open space to provide life-extending first aid to a wounded soldier, then carrying him back across the 30 meters to the Humvee. Carter ran toward the tactical operations center (TOC) to coordinate reconnaissance and to obtain medical care for the wounded soldier, but, encountering the body of a fallen sergeant, located and ...