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Medal of Honor - Corporal William Kyle Carpenter - United States Marine Corps
MARINES ^ | June 19 , 2014 | U.S.M.C.

Posted on 06/19/2014 11:53:37 AM PDT by LeoWindhorse

Summary of Action

Lance Corporal William Kyle Carpenter is enthusiastically recommended for the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry at the risk of his life while serving as a squad automatic rifleman, Company F, 2d Battalion, 9th Marines, Regimental Combat Team 1, I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) for actions against enemy forces on 21 November 2010 in Marjah District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

Lance Corporal Carpenter’s squad was tasked with establishing Patrol Base Dakota in a small village in the Karez-e Saydi area of Marjah on 19 November 2010. Traveling by foot, Lance Corporal Carpenter’s squad was accompanied by a team of engineers, an interpreter, and Afghan National Army personnel when they set out to establish Patrol Base Dakota.

(Excerpt) Read more at marines.mil ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: kylecarpenter; medalofhonor; usmc
Semper Fi Marine !
1 posted on 06/19/2014 11:53:37 AM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: LeoWindhorse

Just watched it, Good man. I’m glad he lived thru that and hope he has a great life.


2 posted on 06/19/2014 11:56:18 AM PDT by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: reefdiver
Good man. I’m glad he lived thru that and hope he has a great life.

Amen to that.

3 posted on 06/19/2014 11:57:04 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Good on ya, Marine. When I heard Obama was presenting a Medal of Honor, I assumed he was presenting it to himself.


4 posted on 06/19/2014 11:59:51 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("Don't be afraid. Just believe." - Mark 5:36)
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To: LeoWindhorse

What a wonderful man. May he have a blessed life.


5 posted on 06/19/2014 12:01:31 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: LeoWindhorse

Semper Fi!


6 posted on 06/19/2014 12:09:32 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: LeoWindhorse
Semper Fi Marine !

AMEN to that!

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MARINE CPL WILLIAM KYLE CARPENTER
MEDAL OF HONOR Recipient
Afghanistan War



7 posted on 06/19/2014 12:13:53 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Another true hero.


8 posted on 06/19/2014 12:25:49 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: ConorMacNessa

MOH Marine


9 posted on 06/19/2014 12:40:58 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: LeoWindhorse

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8-IfIXth7o


10 posted on 06/19/2014 12:50:12 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: LeoWindhorse; SgtBob; Chode

Thanks for posting this.

Sarge,Chode, over here Sir’s.

Only the Finest in the World...


11 posted on 06/19/2014 12:51:50 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: LeoWindhorse

http://www.marines.mil/moh/Citation.aspx


12 posted on 06/19/2014 12:55:56 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: LeoWindhorse

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tp1avy5C3_c


13 posted on 06/19/2014 12:59:52 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: LeoWindhorse; Blood of Tyrants; mabarker1; Chode

OOHRAH! Good on that Marine. Ever damned one of our soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines need at least a Citation for serving under this POS CinC...except the Field, and General grade Os who are sycophantic....they need brig time.


14 posted on 06/19/2014 4:04:21 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: WKB; Lil Flower; Din Maker; Malichi; WXRGina; duffee; onyx; DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; jdirt; ...

MS Ping

Born in Jackson, MS Ping


15 posted on 06/19/2014 4:07:10 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: SgtBob

YOU GOT THAT RIGHT!!!!!!


16 posted on 06/19/2014 4:24:37 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: petitfour

Saw this on the local eve news. Not to take away from his bravery, I just wished someone else could have done the pinning.
Thanks for all your pings today, I spent the day a Doctor’s offices.


17 posted on 06/19/2014 4:47:56 PM PDT by WKB
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To: WKB

You’re welcome! Hope your health is good and that your hand/wrist is all healed up!

I have read other Cochran stories via my friends’ posts on Facebook. But they read like garbage propaganda pieces, so I haven’t posted them here. The funniest stories are about how Cochran is good for education in Mississippi. That is a laugher. To go from last to, well, last is an accomplishment over the past 40 years.


18 posted on 06/19/2014 4:53:01 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: WKB

Not to take away from Kyle Carpenter who is one amazing young man!


19 posted on 06/19/2014 4:53:50 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: mabarker1
letting still while fagboy put the Medal around his neck was prolly almost as hard as earning it...
20 posted on 06/19/2014 5:13:51 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Awesome warrior.


21 posted on 06/19/2014 5:18:58 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: LeoWindhorse

Got a text from my son saying he was to be at a ceremony at Quantico tomorrow for the hero.


22 posted on 06/19/2014 5:19:24 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: SgtBob
100%
23 posted on 06/19/2014 5:22:06 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Chode

http://www.dvidshub.net/webcast/4453#.U6N-1LGGdl4

Webcast: Medal of Honor Flag Presentation Ceremony

The Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. James F. Amos, is scheduled to present the Medal of Honor flag to Cpl. Kyle Carpenter. The ceremony will include a full parade by the President’s Own Marine Band and the Commandant’s Own Drum and Bugle Corps. Live from Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. Feed begins at 1000 EST

Scheduled from Jun 20 2014 10:00 AM EDT to Jun 20 2014 2:00 PM EDT


24 posted on 06/19/2014 5:23:50 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

Correction: Ceremony is at Marine Barracks. He told me 8th and I - but I did not make the connection.


25 posted on 06/19/2014 5:25:40 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o
thx...
26 posted on 06/19/2014 5:32:13 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: SandRat; All


LIONS IN BATTLE!



Cpl. William Kyle Carpenter, USMC, MOH

"For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as an automatic rifleman with Company F, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines, Regimental Combat Team One, 1st Marine Division (Forward), 1st Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), in Helmand Province, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom on 21 November, 2010.

Lance Corporal Carpenter was a member of a platoon-sized coalition force comprised of two reinforced Marine rifle squads, partnered with an Afghan National Army squad. The platoon had established Patrol Base Dakota two days earlier in a small village in the Marja District in order to disrupt enemy activity and provide security for the local Afghan population.

Lance Corporal Carpenter and a fellow Marine were manning a rooftop security position on the perimeter of Patrol Base Dakota when the enemy initiated a daylight attack with hand grenades, one of which landed inside their sandbagged position. Without hesitation and with complete disregard for his own safety, Lance Corporal Carpenter moved towards the grenade in an attempt to shield his fellow Marine from the deadly blast. When the grenade detonated, his body absorbed the brunt of the blast, severely wounding him but saving the life of his fellow Marine.

By his undaunted courage, bold fighting spirit, and unwavering devotion to duty in the face of almost certain death, Lance Corporal Carpenter reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service."






"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

27 posted on 06/19/2014 5:57:27 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in Battle!)
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To: petitfour; LeoWindhorse

What a very impressive young man with all of the media attention.

Other than that, he’s a hero’s hero.

God love and bless him.


28 posted on 06/21/2014 12:06:46 AM PDT by dixiechick2000
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