The Official United States Marine Corps Public Website
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Kyle Carpenter meets members of PBS News Hour before an interview at the Sheraton hotel in Arlington, Va., June 16, 2014. Cpl. Carpenter will receive the Medal of Honor June 19, 2014.(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michael C. Guinto/Released)
On November 21, 2010, Lance Cpl. Kyle Carpenter threw his body on an enemy hand grenade to save a fellow Marine. The medical professionals that stood by him through his recovery talk about Carpenter's return from the brink. Video by Headquarters Marine Corps Combat Camera
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U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Kyle Carpenter sits down for a haircut in Bethesda, Md., June 16, 2014. Cpl. Carpenter will be receiving the Medal of Honor later this week. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michael C. Guinto/Released)
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U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Kyle Carpenter attends a Washington Nationals Baseball game with friends and family, Washington, D.C., June 17, 2014. Cpl. Carpenter will be awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in Afghanistan back in 2010. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michael C. Guinto/Released)
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U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Kyle Carpenter attends a Washington Nationals Baseball game with friends and family, Washington, D.C., June 17, 2014. Cpl. Carpenter will be awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in Afghanistan back in 2010. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michael C. Guinto/Released)
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U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Kyle Carpenter autographs a Nationals hat for Jase Robertson from the television show Duck Dynasty at Nationals Park, Washington, D.C., June 17, 2014. Cpl. Carpenter will be awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in Afghanistan back in 2010. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michael C. Guinto/Released)
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Retired U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. William Kyle Carpenter works out while being filmed by Bill Roach inside the Henderson Hall Gym, Fort Myer Va., June 18, 2014. Cpl. Carpenter will receive the Medal of Honor for his actions while serving in Afghanistan.(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michael C. Guinto/Released)
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Retired U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. William Kyle Carpenter stands in front of the Iwo Jima War Memorial, Arlington Va., June 18, 2014. Cpl. Carpenter will receive the Medal of Honor for his actions while serving in Afghanistan.(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michael C. Guinto/Released)
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Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Paxton introduces Medal of Honor Recipients during Cpl. Kyle Carpenters family and friends reception at the Sheraton hotel in Arlington, Va., June 18, 2014. Cpl. Carpenter will receive the Medal of Honor for his actions while serving in Afghanistan.(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michael C. Guinto/Released)
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Retired U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. William Kyle Carpenter poses for his official Medal of Honor photo inside the Sheraton hotel, Arlington, Va., June 18, 2014. Cpl. Carpenter will receive the Medal for his actions while serving in Afghanistan.(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michael C. Guinto/Released)
News Stories

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Feb

2015

Marjah veterans gather at NMMC for 5-year reunion

John Hollis, Marine Corps Base Quantico

Some no longer wore the uniform, but, five years after taking part in one of the biggest battles in the Global War on Terror, they are all still Marines. Gathering at the National Museum of the Marine Corps for Friday night’s Marjah Marines Reunion Dinner, several hundred of the Marines, sailors and airmen who scored one of the most decisive victories in the war in Afghanistan joined family and friends in regaling over their many accomplishments in the face of a determined Taliban enemy while also remembering their fallen comrades. The dinner was the emotional climax of a three-day reunion aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico.




23

Jan

2015

Marjah veterans to reunite at Quantico five years later

John Hollis, Marine Corps Base Quantico

An appearance by Medal of Honor recipient William Kyle Carpenter will highlight the upcoming fifth-year reunion of the Marines, soldiers, sailors and coalition forces who participated in one of the largest operations in the Global War on Terror.




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2014

Atlanta Braves pay tribute to Marines

Pamela Jackson, July 24, 2014

In appreciation for their service to the country, the Major League Baseball team, Atlanta Braves,





Press Releases

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May

2014

President Obama to Award Medal of Honor
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.