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User Topic: Congressional Medal of Honor
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Default  Posted: 6:40 PM, June 19th (Thursday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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.


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Default  Posted: 6:43 PM, June 19th (Thursday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

RIP Lance Corporal Kyle Carpenter, USMC!


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Default  Posted: 6:47 PM, June 19th (Thursday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Pretty incredible guy. True hero!


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Default  Posted: 6:58 PM, June 19th (Thursday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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.

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Default  Posted: 7:09 PM, June 19th (Thursday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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

In awe of that kind of bravery.


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Default  Posted: 10:24 PM, June 19th (Thursday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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


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Default  Posted: 8:40 PM, June 21st (Saturday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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


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