Marine veteran Kyle Carpenter: In his own words

Published at 12:07 p.m. on June 19, 2014 | Modified at 12:07 p.m. on June 19, 2014

On June 19, 2014, President Barack Obama will award Corporal William "Kyle" Carpenter, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret), the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry. Corporal Carpenter will receive the Medal of Honor for his courageous actions while serving as an Automatic Rifleman with Company F, 2d Battalion, 9th Marines, Regimental Combat Team 1, 1st Marine Division (Forward), I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Video by Staff Sgt. Thomas Schaeffer/Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System.

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