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HFSSC posted 6/19/2014 18:40 PM

The Medal of Honor was awarded today to Lance Corporal Kyle Carpenter, USMC. He is from our town. In 2010 he jumped on a grenade and took the brunt of the explosion, saving the life of a fellow Marine.

We watched the ceremony today and I cried.

Ooh rah, Marine. Semper fi.

traicionada posted 6/19/2014 18:43 PM

RIP Lance Corporal Kyle Carpenter, USMC!

Deeply Scared posted 6/19/2014 18:47 PM

Pretty incredible guy. True hero!

LosferWords posted 6/19/2014 18:58 PM

I had to read up on him. Looks like he is the youngest recipient. He is now medically retired and going to college with a 3.9 GPA. A true hero that apparently not even a grenade can keep down. Amazing. I got goosebumps reading his story.

HFSSC posted 6/19/2014 19:09 PM

Tracionada, he actually survived the blast. He is an absolutely amazing human being.

In awe of that kind of bravery.

sisoon posted 6/19/2014 22:24 PM

He was on the News Hour in a long interview tonight. He's clearly an amazing, very special guy.

traicionada posted 6/21/2014 20:40 PM

Oh my! That's truly amazing. That odds of someone surviving the kind of blast are insane

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