Marine Who Shielded Grenade Blast Awarded Medal of Honor

Retired Cpl. William "Kyle" Carpenter, who shielded a fellow Marine from a grenade blast in Afghanistan in 2010, was awarded the Medal of Honor on Thursday by President Obama, NBC News reported. Carpenter, who flat-lined three times and sustained a depressed skull, miraculously survived the blast. “As the president put the Medal of Honor around my neck, I felt the history, and the weight of a nation,” Carpenter told reporters after the ceremony. "I will wear it for every person who makes up our great and blessed nation.”

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