President Obama Awards the Medal of Honor to Corporal William “Kyle” Carpenter

At the White House this afternoon, President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to Corporal William “Kyle” Carpenter, a retired United States Marine. Corporal Carpenter received the medal for his courageous actions during combat operations against an armed enemy in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

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On William H. Carney

“I was a private in Co. “C” of the Mass. Vols. I saw Sergeant Carney carry the colors across the ditch, and on he went across the curtain of the fort, and I saw him wounded with the Stars and Stripes in his hand. He said “The Old flag never touched the ground.””

– Charles H. Harrison

William H. Carney Biography