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A Miraculous Marine
Wall Street Journal, by James Freeman

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 5/20/2014 9:22:08 PM

On Monday Americans will remember those who died in defense of our freedom. This week brings news about a Marine who was fully prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice yet fortunately—and amazingly—managed to live. Yesterday the White House announced that on June 19 President Obama will award Cpl. William "Kyle" Carpenter the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry. On November 21, 2010, Cpl. Carpenter and his comrades in the 1st Marine Division were fighting the Taliban in the Helmand province of Afghanistan. When an enemy grenade landed on Cpl. Carpenter´s rooftop observation post, he immediately moved to shield his fellow

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: tsquare, 5/20/2014 9:42:34 PM     (No. 9855900)

Thank you is not nearly enough for the Kyles of our world.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Pros7767, 5/20/2014 9:50:27 PM     (No. 9855906)

Amen #1.

Please also remember my stepson killed in Iraq in 2006 on Monday. It is important that no one ever forgets the sacrifices of our military and their families.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: OUACHITA, 5/20/2014 9:53:18 PM     (No. 9855910)

As an E-5 Navy vet, I would salute him every time I passed him on campus.

Ouachita

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Reply 4 - Posted by: god of irony, 5/20/2014 10:08:15 PM     (No. 9855919)

AEKDB brother Carpenter.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 5/20/2014 10:11:39 PM     (No. 9855922)

Deepest thanks and God´s richest blessings be on Cpl. William "Kyle" Carpenter for his service to our country.

Amen to your posts - we can never thank our American heroes enough, and may we always hold a special place in our hearts and never forget the sacrifices made for us by our military and their families.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: The Architect, 5/21/2014 10:01:22 AM     (No. 9856388)

Thanks for this OP. I reminds us of what this holiday is really about. It never ceases to amaze me that our military continuously produces such individuals as Cpl. Carpenter. I was in the Army and the Marines don´t have a monopoly on Heros like him, but it seems that they produce a disproportunate amount of them.

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