Late last year I interviewed CNN’s Jake Tapper about his New York Times bestseller “The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor.” One of the questions I asked was if he intended to keep up with and follow up on the men he wrote about and so obviously admired. He said he would, and tonight on CNN Tapper will interview one of those men, Army Staff Sergeant Ty Carter, who will receive the Medal of Honor from President Obama in just a few days:
Just days before President Obama will award Army Staff Sergeant Ty Carter with the Medal of Honor, CNN chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper’s prime time special will feature an interview with Carter in the look back at one the deadliest days in the Afghan war. Jake Tapper Reports: An Unlikely Hero will air Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 10 p.m. ET and PT. …
Carter and Romesha were central figures in Tapper’s New York Times bestselling book, “The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor.” The book, which will be published in paperback on October 22, chronicles the troubled history of one of the most remote American military posts in Afghanistan and the eight American service members killed in the October 2009 attack on Combat Outpost Keating. Tapper traveled to Afghanistan twice while reporting the book. For more about Ty Carter’s story from “The Outpost” click here.
There is more on tonight’s interview here.
Earlier this year, Tapper interviewed former Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha, who was also the subject of “The Outpost” and also a recipient of the Medal of Honor.
The only thing more amazing than the story of “The Outpost” are the men who lived (and died) through it.