President Obama Awards the Medal of Honor to Marine in Washington

President Barack Obama awards the Medal of Honor to retired Marine William “Kyle” Carpenter during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC on June 19, 2014. Carpenter, 24, of Gilbert, South Carolina was awarded the nation’s highest award for gallantry for covering a grenade with his body to save a Marine’s life in Afghanistan in 2010. UPI/Pat Benic

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