U.S. Marine Corps photo/Task & Purpose photo illustration by Aaron Provost

This is how the military's youngest living Medal of Honor recipient does a Throwback Thursday post.

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The Medal of Honor Convention is currently taking place in Annapolis, Md., and it has brought together the youngest and oldest living Marine recipients of our nation's highest award for battlefield heroism in a photograph of epic proportions.

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Kyle Carpenter says he never went a day at the University of South Carolina without a professor or fellow student thanking him for his sacrifice as a U.S. Marine.

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DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen

Editor’s Note: This article by William "Kyle" Carpenter originally appeared on TheWarHorse.org, a nonprofit newsroom focused on the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs.

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A trailer for an upcoming multimedia feature titled “Rebuilding Honor: How Kyle Carpenter Came Back To Life” follows the Marine veteran and Medal of Honor recipient's difficult road to recovery after he was badly injured on Nov. 21, 2010, in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

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

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.

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