We’ve discussed Sgt. Rafael Peralta multiple times previously at TAH. He was KIA in Fallujah, Iraq, in 2004. Peralta was initially recommended for the Medal of Honor by his chain-of-command. That recommendation was ultimately downgraded to the Navy Cross. Stars and Stripes recently published an excellent overview of the controversy concerning Peralta’s Medal of Honor […]
Rodolfo Hernandez earned the Medal of Honor in Korea on May 31st, 1951. His citation reads; Cpl. Hernandez, a member of Company G, distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action against the enemy. His platoon, in defensive positions on Hill 420, came under ruthless attack by […]
On June 19, USMC Lance Corporal Kyle Carpenter received the Medal of Honor for the bravery he displayed in using his body to shield a fellow Marine from a grenade blast while on guard duty in November 2010. According to Medal of Honor...Show More Summary
From my paying home… I got the email yesterday as I was driving home from Chicago: On July 21, 2014, President Barack Obama will award Ryan M. Pitts, a former active duty Army Staff Sergeant, the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry. Staff Sergeant Pitts will receive the Medal of Honor for his courageous actions […]
Also: The UN says more than 1,000 people have died in Iraq this month; the President will award a Medal of Honor next month; and you can't auction your parking space in San Francisco.
Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts had shrapnel injuries to his chest, legs and an arm when he faced down the enemy in the Battle of Wanat, one of the bloodiest engagements in the Afghan war.
The White House has announced that President Barack Obama will award Ryan M. Pitts, a former active duty Army Staff Sergeant, the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry. Staff Sergeant Pitts will receive the Medal of Honor for his courageous actions while serving as a Forward Observer with 2nd Platoon, Chosen Company, 2nd Battalion (Airborne), [...]
President Barack Obama will award the nation’s highest military honor to Ryan Pitts, a former Army Staff Sergeant who faced down enemy fighters despite critical wounds during the Battle of Wanat in Afghanistan.
The White House has released the announcement that the Medal of Honor will be awarded to Sergeant Ryan M. Pitts of 2nd Platoon, Chosen Company, 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, serving as the Forward Observer at the Battle of Wanat in Afghanistan on July 13, 2008. The award will be made […]
Alas, we missed this when it first happened. But we’ll cover it now. After all, it's a truly incredible story of bravery, sacrifice and...
A grenade flew into Kyle Carpenter's post in Afghanistan. He didn't dive for safety. Instead, he did something that would become military lore.
[guest post by Dana] The extraordinary valor of Marine Cpl. William Kyle Carpenter was etched in scar tissue on his face as President Obama awarded him America’s highest recognition, the Medal of Honor, for shielding a fellow Marine from a hand grenade with his body. It happened four years ago on a rooftop in Afghanistan. […]
There's a reason Marine Corporal William "Kyle" Carpenter doesn't hide his scars: He's proud of them and the service they represent. President Barack Obama awarded the highest military award in the United States to the retired marine...Show More Summary
On Wednesday, Patrick Edaburn linked to the amazing sto […]
The extraordinary valor of Marine Cpl. William Kyle Carpenter was etched in scar tissue on his face as President Obama awarded him America’s highest recognition, the Medal of Honor, for shielding a fellow Marine from a hand grenade with his body.
"I was absolutely sure I was not going to wake up, yes ma'am."
Nearly four years ago, Marine Cpl. William Kyle Carpenter jumped between a grenade and a fellow Marine while they were guarding a patrol base in Afghanistan's Helmand province.
President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to William “Kyle” Carpenter, a retired Marine corporal who was injured in Afghanistan shielding a fellow Marine from a grenade.
President Obama presented the nation’s highest award for valor to a brave veteran of the War in Afghanistan who jumped between a live grenade and a comrade to save the fellow Marine’s life.