Medal of Honor recipient Kyle White wears a K.I.A bracelet with the names of six fellowservicemen who made the ultimate sacrifice while fighting the enemy in Aranas, Afghanistan, alongside him. Some of them he only knew in passing, some were good friends, but all of them were his brothers in arms.
“I just want their names to be known,” he said during an interview with VA News, “and the story of what happened that day to be known. Because, you know, it’s only one story, but it’s a significant one.”
Their names, engraved onto the metallic memorial he wears on his right wrist, will be as linked to his story as the Medal of Honor will be, and White wants to make sure they are always remembered as heroes. He says everything he’s done in life since November 9, 2007, has been to both make them proud and uphold their legacy of service.
“I feel like the world needs to know what happened that day and what they did for our country,” he said. “I’m not the hero that day … the heroes are those that gave their lives in defense of their country.”