Update at 3:14 p.m. ET. Carter Receives Medal Of Honor:
Saying he represented "the essence of true heroism," President Obama presented Army Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter with the nation's highest military honors, this afternoon.
"As these soldiers and families will tell you, they're a family forged in battle, and loss, and love," Obama said, according to the AP.
Our Original Post Continues:
The Army staff sergeant who Monday afternoon will receive the Medal of Honor at a White House ceremony has mixed emotions.