Thursday, June 19, 2014

Kyle Carpenter's Story Of American Bravery

I just finished watching President Barack Obama present the 'Medal of Honor' to U.S. Marine Kyle Carpenter. At work, almost everyday, I watch as people get so angry over the smallest things – but their lives are oh so blessed compared to someone like Kyle Carpenter. While serving his country in Afghanistan, Kyle fell on a grenade and save the life of a fellow Marine. Most of us have seen old movies showing soldiers falling on a grenade to save a comrade, but Kyle Carpenter's act of unconditional love is real. He was badly injured and no one thought he would ultimately survive when he was first treated by medical personnel in Afghanistan. While I was watching Carpenter awarded this nation's highest honor today – my mind kept going back to all the petty stuff that consumes so much of our time each day. I wish there were more stories of heroes, like Kyle Carpenter, on television – because we all need to be reminded each and everyday how fortunate we are to live in the United States of America.


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