President Awards Medal Of Honor to Carpenter

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • President Barack Obama, right, and retired Marine Corps Cpl. William "Kyle" Carpenter, left, enter at the start of the Medal of Honor ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C., June 19, 2014. Carpenter became the eighth living recipient of the Medal of Honor from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was selected for the honor because he shielded a fellow Marine from a grenade with his own body on Nov. 21, 2010. He served in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines Regiment in Afghanistan's Helmand province. DOD photo by EJ Hersom
  • President Barack Obama, center, and retired Marine Corps Cpl. William "Kyle" Carpenter, left, stand at attention during a Medal of Honor ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C., June 19, 2014. DOD photo by EJ Hersom
  • President Barack Obama awards the Medal of Honor to Marine Corps Cpl. William "Kyle" Carpenter during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C., June 19, 2014. DOD photo by EJ Hersom
  • Retired Marine Corps Cpl.  William “Kyle” Carpenter reacts to being awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barrack Obama at the White House in Washington, D.C., June 19, 2014. DOD photo by EJ Hersom
  • Retired Marine Corps Cpl. William "Kyle" Carpenter, center, exits his Medal of Honor ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C., June 19, 2014. DOD photo by EJ Hersom