Veteran receives Medal of Honor for actions in Afghanistan

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Retired Marine Corporal William “Kyle” Carpenter received the Medal of Honor today at the White House for his courageous actions Nov. 21, 2010,  while serving as an automatic rifleman with Company F, 2d Battalion, 9th Marines, Regimental Combat Team 1, 1st Marine Diviaion (Forward), I Marine Expeditionary Force in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

Corporal Carpenter is the eighth living recipient to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan.

Visit this site for more about Corporal Carpenter.

 

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6 Comments to “Veteran receives Medal of Honor for actions in Afghanistan”

  1. Kyle,
    Thank you for your courage under fire. You displayed the best we Americans can be when we put aside our own personal interest and commit to the mission. You are an inspiration to all of us.
    Thank you,
    Wayne Meluney (x Navy Corpsman ’65-68′)

  2. Brenda Rech. Wesley says:

    Dear Kyle,
    Thank you for your bravery. You look really good and handsome. Who would have thought you’d gone through so much? A thanks as big as the State of Texas, a big hug, and a special PRAYER that you will continue on and truly enjoy life. You deserve it.

  3. Mike Jarrett says:

    I would like to congratulate you on receiving this award Corporal Carpenter. I watched the award ceremony live and I believe that I saw how proud you were of yourself by the look on your face ! That is after the President placed the Medal of Honor around your neck. Prior to the President doing so you looked as if you were so nervous you were going to pass out. HaHa!
    Anyway Corporal Carpenter congratulations to you.
    I cannot say congratulations to you without also saying Thank You so much for your service to our country !! HOORAH !

    Sincerely,
    Sgt. Mike Jarrett

  4. DIVI RODRIGUEZ says:

    JUNE 21, 2014.

    DEAR KYLE

    I WATCHED THE AWARD CEREMONY AT THE WHITE HOUSE. IT WAS VERY NICE SEEING YOU EXCITED FOR YOUR RECOGNITION. GIVE MY GREETINGS TO ALL PRESENT AT THE CEREMONY. THE VERY BEST OF THE COSMIC IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD AND THE MOST INTENSE FREQUENCY OF LOVE.
    I WISH YOU SUCCESS IN YOUR AND ALL COLLEGE LIFE AND PPROFESSION.
    DIVI ROPDRIGUEZ C.

  5. BRAVE TOOP! AMERICAS BEST!!

  6. Donald says:

    Kyle, it took a lot of guts to do what you did and I believe in the recognition that President Obama and the United States did at that ceremony. You are a good trooper and I wish you the best of all the good in your life to come. May God be with you.