Bloggers Roundtable: Honoring a Fallen Soldier – Spc. Stephan Mace

On Aug. 26, Staff Sgt. Ty M. Carter will become the fifth living recipient of the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War for his actions at Combat Outpost Keating, Afghanistan on Oct. 3, 2009.  Vanessa Adelson, mother of Spc. Stephan Mace, the Soldier Carter is credited with carrying to safety after Mace was critically wounded, wants to share with the world how Carter’s actions affected her family.

Carter braved a gauntlet of rocket-propelled grenades and machine gun fire to move to the location where Adelson’s son lay injured and exposed to enemy fire, in order to render first aid and move him to relative safety.  Mace later died of his injuries, but his mother credits Carter with giving her son a sense of peace before his passing.

Adelson said, Carter allowed Stephan an opportunity to pass, surrounded by battle buddies and brothers – laughing and making jokes – knowing that everything was going to be okay because he was going home.

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Pfc. Stephan Mace exchanges a smile with his mother, Vanessa Adelson, on her wedding day.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

11 AM E.T.

Vanessa Adelson will be on hand to talk to bloggers and media representatives during a bloggers roundtable to discuss:

  • What Staff Sgt. Carter did for her son Stephan and what it means for her family
  • The other Soldiers who served that day, who gave everything for one another
  • Who Stephan Mace was beyond the uniform

If you are a blogger or reporter interested in participating in this roundtable, RSVP by emailing Brittany Brown (Brittany.a.brown.civ [at] mail.mil) no later than Wednesday, August 21 at 5 PM E.T.  Upon receipt of your RSVP, you will receive a dial-in number and passcode.

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Bloggers Roundtable: Honoring a Fallen Soldier – Spc. Stephan Mace