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Barack Obama Medal of Honor recipients

Corporal William “Kyle” Carpenter

19 Jun, 2014

The Medal of Honor is given to Corporal William “Kyle” Carpenter by President Obama at The White House.  Carpenter was injured by a grenade in Afghanistan in 2010 while he was protecting a fellow Marine during an enemy attack.  Carpenter was severely wounded and lost his right eye.  Obama has presented the Medal of Honor to 39 members of the armed service over the past six years.