Kyle Carpenter : Hero Of The Ages

841 Words Feb 9th, 2016 4 Pages
Sam Overman
Mrs. Drayton
English 1 2A
9 February 2016 Kyle Carpenter “Hero of the Ages”
“Blessed be the LORD my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle”~ Psalm 144. On October 17, 1989 in Jackson, Mississippi, an American Hero was born, his name is William “Kyle” Carpenter. Mr. Carpenter enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps at age 19 in February 2009 and completed boot camp in July 2009. Kyle Carpenter should be the Hero of the Ages because he jumped on a grenade, he also encourages people, and is an ambassador of sorts for the United States Marine Corps and its wounded warriors.
A U.S Marine Corporal shielded a team of “Devil dogs” from a hand grenade. According to the New York Times U.S. Marine, Carpenter threw his body on a grenade to shield his fellow “Devil dogs” in 2010 in Afghanistan. Hand grenades are one of the most awful weapons of war. (www.thewhitehouse.gov). When you jump on a grenade you are not a regular person anymore you are brave, a hero, and very loyal to your men that you would give your life to save other people from a explosive. According to the New York Times, on Thursday June 19, 2014, Carpenter was recognized for being brave and being selfless. His bravery allowed him to be awarded the Medal Of Honor. The Medal Of Honor is the highest military honor. Awarded for personal acts of valor and going above and beyond the call of duty. The evidence given above proves that Carpenter is humble,brave,very loyal to his men,and a hero.…
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