MOH Recipient Kyle Carpenter Cleared Of Hit-And-Run Charge


On June 16, the hit-and-run charge against Medal of Honor recipient Kyle Carpenter were dismissed. According to The Associated Press, Nicole Holland, a spokesperson for the Fifth Circuit Solicitor's Office in Columbia South Carolina, said that the misdemeanor charge was dropped. Carpenter paid a $237.50 fine for making the improper left turn, the hit-and-run charge was dropped.

The charge is in regards to an incident in December in Columbia, South Carolina, when Carpenter struck a man in a crosswalk. He stopped briefly, but left without providing his name.

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An Associated Press report on the incident said Carpenter made an improper left turn and struck the pedestrian who had the crossing signal in his favor. Afterward, Carpenter pulled over and turned on his hazard lights, but did not exit his vehicle, provide the required information, or offer help. After the man stood up, walked to the side of the road, Carpenter left. Afterward, the man went inside the nearby gym, and Columbia police were notified. The 18-year-old man was treated at the scene for scrapes and a leg injury.

Carpenter was awarded the Medal of Honor in 2014, for his actions in Helmand province, Afghanistan, where he threw himself between a fellow Marine and an enemy grenade, absorbing the impact with his body.

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michael C. Guinto

The seizure of a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz by Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps is the latest example of how tensions between the U.S. and Iran have spilled into one of the world's most strategic and vital waterways for oil. Since May, Iran has been accused of harassing and attacking oil tankers in the strait.

As the British government continues to investigate Friday's seizure, experts worry that it raises the potential of a military clash. However, they also say it offers a lens into Iran's strategy toward the U.S.

Here is a look at what's been happening and why the Strait of Hormuz matters.

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Trump held out the possibility of restoring U.S. aid to Pakistan, depending upon what is worked out, and offered assistance to Islamabad in trying to ease strained ties with India.

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The Navy has identified the missing sailor from the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln as Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Slayton Saldana, who was assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 5, with Carrier Air Wing 7.

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The wait is over: the Marine Corps's brand new sniper is officially ready for action.

The Mk13 Mod 7 sniper rifle reached full operational capacity earlier this year after extensive testing, Marine Corps Systems Command announced on Wednesday. Now, the new rifle is finally available in both scout snipers and recon Marine arsenals.

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