USA Hero: Kyle Carpenter
Marine Corps veteran William Kyle Carpenter will become the Marine’s third Medal of Honor recipient since the start of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Marine Corps Times writes, citing unnamed officials.
Carpenter, a medically retired corporal who’s 24 now, has been praised publicly since reports emerged that he risked his own life to save his friend.
Hope Hodge Seck, of the Marine Corps Times, reports:
Carpenter’s Medal of Honor nomination stems from reports that, as a 21-year-old lance corporal, he intentionally covered a grenade to save the life of his friend, Lance Cpl. Nicholas Eufrazio on Nov. 21, 2010, as the two Marines were standing guard on a rooftop in the Marjah district of Afghanistan’s Helmand province. Both men survived the blast, but were badly wounded.
Carpenter — whose Medal of Honor has not been officially announced — had serious injuries, including the loss of his right eye, the blowing out of his right ear drum, a fractured nose, and destruction of his lower jaw and cheek bones. Carpenter’s face is marked by shrapnel scars from the grenade’s explosion.
Lance Corporal Eufrazio was rendered unable to speak until late 2012 due to his own injuries. (By: Jeremy Bender)
Kyle defines what it means to be a hero. He dove on a grenade to save his friend. Yes, he dove on a fucking grenade. Not too many heroes who receive the Medal of Honor are alive which proves how courageous he was. This guy deserves whatever the fuck he wants for the rest of his life. He wants a dog. Government better get him a dog. He wants 20 hookers, a pool, and a 1966 Mustang Convertible. Government better get him all 3 of those. I’m not gonna get into politics right now, but fuck all of this free money and Obama bucks bullshit (ok, I did, now arrest me). Government money should be given to guys like this, not leaches who suck the government dry and don’t contribute a thing to society. The worst is when these leaches run outta welfare money, they either pump out another kid or claim they have an injury to keep getting free money. Our society is backwards. People are complacent because everything is given to them by our Big government. I’m not saying I contribute a ton to society. I work for a moving company to pay for my weekends and when I’m not working, I write because I enjoy it. Sorry about the rant, but all I’m saying is that guys like this should be rewarded with government money, and I know damn well he will be given money. But, he deserves whatever the fuck he wants. So give it to him, Obama.
Thank you for your service Kyle and thank you for showing our nation what a hero looks like.
By: Dago Joe