Medal of Honor
Thursday afternoon in a ceremony at the White House, President Obama presented the Medal of Honor to Cpl William “Kyle” Carpenter, USMC (Ret), for his actions in Helmand Province in Afghanistan in November 2010. Carpenter and his squad mate LCpl Nicholas Eufrazio were on a rooftop when they were attacked by enemy fighters. A live grenade landed on the roof next to both men, and Carpenter threw himself between the grenade and his fellow Marine. Carpenter has recovered sufficiently and has been medically retired and is now attending the University of South Carolina. Eufrazio is still recovering and was not well enough to attend the ceremony.