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Incredible survival, inspiring recovery: Carpenter receives his Medal of Honor

Truly a hero. :

The nation’s highest award for military valor was bestowed on Carpenter for pouncing on an enemy grenade to save a fellow Marine who was standing watch with him on a rooftop in the Marjah district of Helmand province, a Taliban stronghold, on the morning of Nov. 21, 2010.

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Carpenter was found lying face-down directly over the blast area, his helmet riddled with holes and his gear melted. He was “literally wounded from the top of his head to his feet,” according to one of the doctors who treated him.

“My last thought was to make peace with God. I asked for his forgiveness. I was trying to make the best and most of my last few seconds here on Earth,” Carpenter later recalled, according to Obama.



story | by Dr. Radut