Thursday, March 6, 2014

Marine who shielded his comrade from grenade blast to receive MOH

Via LH

Hero: Kyle Carpenter is to receive the Medal of Honor for throwing himself on a grenade to save a friend

A Marine who was left disfigured after fearlessly shielding a comrade from a grenade blast in Afghanistan will receive the Medal of Honor, it has emerged.

Kyle Carpenter, 24, will reportedly be presented with the nation's top military award later this year, becoming only the third Marine from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to receive it.

While no formal announcement has been made, officials told the Marine Corps Times that plans are being finalized for a ceremony in Washington later this year.

Carpenter, from South Carolina, lost his right eye and most of the teeth in the November 2010 blast, which also shattered his jaw and broke his arm in dozens of places, leaving him heavily scarred.

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  1. I would love to see Russia do this. It's one way (albeit hard) to re-Patriotize our wealth. Get rid of the IRS and it's. A win (corporate), win (taxpayer), win (employment), win (foreign policy) situation. It would, in the not-so-long run, kill Russia. But the Kenyan is too stupid to see this. Besides, he's trying to kill us, not help us.

    1. , he's trying to kill us, not help us.

      That's for sure.