Check Out What An Invitation To Kyle Carpenter’s Medal Of Honor Ceremony Looks Like

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Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michael Guinto

In about two weeks, former Marine Cpl. Kyle Carpenter will join a small class of elite warriors of Iraq and Afghanistan who have received the nation’s highest award for valor, the Medal of Honor.


During a battle in southwestern Afghanistan in 2010, Carpenter used his body to shield a grenade blast in an effort to save a fellow Marine. It was a decision he thought would end his life.

But he survived, recovered, and is set to become just the second living Marine to receive the Medal of Honor.

As he said in a recent video produced by the Marine Corps, he’s just getting started.

A Marine Corps buddy of mine, Sgt. Bryan Nygaard, was in Carpenter’s platoon in boot camp and was invited to the ceremony. He shared a photo of the invitation, and I thought I’d share it here:


Editor's Note: This article by Patricia Kime originally appeared on Military.com, a leading source of news for the military and veteran community.

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