Friday, June 27, 2014

Photo of the Day

Medal of Honor recipient Marine Corporal Kyle Carpenter, and his proud mother.

Washington Post:
“As the president put the medal around my neck, I felt the history and the weight of a nation,” he said, recalling Marines who fought everywhere from the trenches of World War I, to the icy battlefields of Korea, to cities in Iraq like Baghdad, Ramadi and Fallujah.

“I think about the Marines who were with me in Marjah,” he continued. “If I close my eyes today, I can still hear their desperate medevacs being called out over the radio as they bled out in the fields of Afghanistan. Today, I accept the medal for them. I will wear it for every person who makes up our great nation.”
U/T: FB Victory Girls

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