I’m going to make my blog presence on Liberty Island military-oriented from now on. The topics might delve into other genres from time to time, but all will have the common thread of a military connection between them. That said, I want to start off the new focus with a good story:

Meet Kyle. http://patriotpost.us/articles/23897

In 2010, Marine Lance Cpl. Kyle Carpenter deployed to Afghanistan and dove on a grenade to protect his friend. It was just announced last week that Kyle will receive the Medal of Honor for his actions. Here is a quick interview with Kyle: http://www.military.com/video/forces/marine-corps/marine-who-dove-on-grenade-to-get-moh/3309874326001/

His closing statement in that video is awesome.

His friends corroborate the notion that Kyle’s a genuine, humble man, and a true hero: http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140310/NEWS/303070030/Kyle-Carpenter-s-closest-friends-react-Medal-Honor-news

Perhaps I’m biased, but this young man defines true courage. So thank you to Kyle, and also to the other marine injured by that grenade, Lance Cpl. Nicholas Eufrazio, for their service and sacrifice.

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