Spokane native and Medal of Honor recipient Army Staff Sgt. Ty Carter will be honored again for his service when he drops the first puck at the Spokane Chiefs game Saturday night.
Carter received the military's highest honor in August for his bravery during a battle at a remote outpost in Afghanistan in 2009.
During the battle, more than 300 insurgents surrounded 53 American soldiers. Carter ran through gunfire several times to help wounded soldiers and secure more ammo.
In the award ceremony at the White House last month, President Obama talked about Carter's bravery.
"It was chaos, blizzard of bullets and steel - into which Ty ran, not once or twice, or even a few times - but, perhaps 10 times," said President Obama.
Jay Stewart with the Spokane Chiefs said the organization was humbled when Carter agreed to drop the puck at the first game of the season.
"It's an incredible story," said Jay Stewart.
"It's something that you read about, you see in the movies. You think stuff like that can't happen and obviously it did and it's unfortunate and a hero rose up," Stewart added.
Carter will drop the puck just before 7 p.m.